Palestinian Women Take Part in International Conference in Sudan

Photo: PIC

Khartoum,18 Jumadil Awwal 1438/15 February 2017 (MINA) – Palestinian women on Wednesday took part in the 7th General Conference of the International Islamic Women’s Union in Sudan.

Representatives of 36 countries and Sudan’s vice president Hasabu Mohamed Abdel Rahman were in attendance, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Spokesperson for the international anti-siege campaign, Asmaa Qalaoun, called for mobilizing mass-support for the Palestinian women, particularly prisoners and Gazans, who are the most to have been affected by the Israeli violations.

Qalaoun raised alarm bells over the oppressive policies pursued by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian women and female refugees, depriving them of their basic human rights.


The activists further pushed for signing the petition calling for ending the illegitimate Israeli siege on Gaza.

Qalaoun stressed the key role played by women in the Palestinian national liberation struggle and the wider Arab and international scene.

Meanwhile, representatives of the International Campaign to end the Gaza siege popped in the Sudanese Legislative Council and briefed the female MPs on the abject conditions wrought by the Israeli siege on Gaza.

The delegation further called for urgent action to lift the blockade and provide humanitarian assistance to the stranded civilians in the coastal enclave of Gaza.(T/R04/RS05)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)