[June 26, 2021] The Palestinian Struggle Can No Longer Be Silenced

28 families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and 19 families from the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, after years of struggling in court cases to prove that they are the rightful inhabitants of their homes, were ordered by the Israeli government to be forcibly removed.
As it happened, some of their houses have already been cut in half, and Jewish armed settlers have moved into their homes. They have been pushing for their removal on a constant basis – with the help of the armed forces.
The period between 10-21 May 2021 has seen the worst attack on Gaza since 2014. The already poor humanitarian situation worsened due to the killing and maiming of civilians, the destruction or damage of homes and infrastructure, the severe disruption in the supply of basic services, and the internally displacement of people.
The YWCA of Japan jointly with YWCA of Palestine are organizing this webinar to listen and hear to people who have been witnessing and living under these circumstances from Jerusalem and Gaza.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.