Hamas holds Women’s Day Conference on International Women’s Day


The women’s branch of the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas,  organized Wednesday in Gaza City the second female conference under the name of “the struggle of Palestinian women in preserving the principles of the Palestinian cause”.

Head of the movement’s women branch,  Rajaa Al-Halabi, described the Palestinian woman as a “preserver for the struggle’s principles and a bearer of enormous sacrifices for the cause’s sake”.

Halabi said that Palestinian women have suffered since the Nakba in 1948, and throughout this period they have been kidnapped, executed,  and displaced, but such hardships failed to hinder their strength and willpower in defending Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian cause as a whole.

Halabi also went on and said that the Palestinian woman has selected resistance as the only option in defending the Palestinian cause.

She also stressed that Palestinian women were never excluded from the history of Palestinian people, and is justly the backbone of the Palestinian society.

In the same context, member of Hamas’ political bureau, Mahmoud al-Zahhar, praised the Palestinian woman and the sacrifices she provided for the liberation of Palestine.

He also said during the conference that Hamas highly appreciates the role of Palestinian women in the region and the many campaigns she has organized to raise awareness for the Palestinian case and people.

The conference outline involved two partswhich discussed the struggle of Palestinian women in resisting the occupation in Jerusalem and preserving its holy sites, as well as Palestinian female prisoners in Israeli jails, their experiences and the role of institutions supporting Palestinian prisoners.

(Source / 12.03.2017)


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