OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Supporting Occupied Palestinian Territories' Women

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
DP News
Western Asia
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Vice-President Najah al-Attar on Tuesday stressed the need for Arab women to shoulder their role in country and nation through involving in their national work, particularly their social role in raising generations that are capable of defending the country.

The notes came during her meeting with heads of delegations participating in the Arab Women Forum.

Al-Attar said that women should not be content with the small issues in their social life, they should have opinions and stances about their countries' issues.

She called for working to support the steadfastness of the Palestinian people to achieve their legit rights and live free in their homeland.

She stressed the importance of unifying the Arab stance to gain considerable strength on the international arena.

In turn, the heads of the participating delegations expressed their thanks to Syria for hosting the Forum, adding that the hosting reflects Syria's interest in all Arab issues.

They hailed Syria's role in supporting the Palestinian issue and its keenness on unifying Palestinians.

Activities of the second day of the Forum shed light on the role of the women leaderships in supporting women in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The activities also focused on the suffering of the people of the occupied Syrian Golan and the occupied Arab lands.

Participants said that the Israeli occupation forces are still refusing to comply with the international will and resolutions, and is continuing its inhumane and barbaric policies against the Arab Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan.

They added that Israel has planted mines and put barbed wires between people of the occupied Golan and their motherland Syria in order to prevent them from visiting their relatives, erase their Arab identities and create a new generation separated from its history, heritage and homeland.

The participants said that Israel, after its aggression in 1967, has transformed Golan into a huge prison, where it arrests civilians and detains them for long periods without any investigations or trials.

The participants hoped the forum will produce recommendations and clear stances on all what is happening in the occupied Arab territories.

In a statement delivered to the Resident Representative of United Nations Programs in Syria, the participants called for forming international investigation committees to investigate the Israeli crimes committed using forbidden weapons against the Palestinian people.

Participants urged the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to work to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, implement the international community's resolutions, guarantee the right to self-determination and return to the homeland, establish the Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital and lift the unjust Israeli siege imposed on Gaza Strip.