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Thousands of Israeli, Palestinian women 'wage peace' in the desert

The march by Israeli and Palestinian women, demanding that both peoples’ leaders do more for peace, was set to culminate with a protest outside Netanyahu’s residence.

By +972 Magazine Staff

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched through the West Bank along the Dead Sea on Sunday, part of more than two weeks of a “Journey to Peace” by an organization called Women Wage Peace.

The march, which was held under the banner, “We’re not stopping without an agreement,” was meant to culminate with a protest outside the Israeli Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem later Sunday evening.

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Smaller events have been taking place throughout Israel and Palestine for the past two weeks.

Last year a similar march was held in the same area near Jericho. In 2015, Women Wage Peace fasted (in shifts) outside the Israeli Prime Minister’s Residence for 50 days, to mark one year since the 2014 Gaza war.

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

Israeli and Palestinian women from ‘Women Wage Peace’ march near the Dead Sea in the West Bank to demand that their leaders do more for peace, October 8, 2017. (Flash90)

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    1. Catena Santoro

      Bravo!! All the power to the women who marched..and to those who organized it.

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    2. JeffB

      Not a big fan of protests going to politician’s homes. I think that going to their homes crosses the line from appealing to the government for a redress of grievances into harassment and intimidation. Politicians are entitled to be off work same as anyone else. I’ve always thought it should be illegal here in the USA.

      Other than where it was, nicely done! Glad to see any sort of joint protest that is not hateful and accusatory.

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      • Zee

        Politicians don’t let us off EVER. So no they are not entitled to anything; when every min of our lives we are forced to live their policies, their violence and their intimidation. WE have never been given a day off from their violations that not only reach our homes, but touch our very lives, our loved ones and our children.

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        • JeffB

          @Zee

          Law doesn’t let you off ever. The politicians are just one aspect of the government an interface between the public and the bureaucracy. And yes that interface does let off. What violations are you talking about? I see no evidence that Israeli politicians don’t reasonably accurately reflect Israeli public opinion. Your problem is with the public opinion not the mechanisms by which those opinions get translated into law and policy.

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      • Carmen

        “Not a big fan” blah, blah, blah. No surprises Jeffy.

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    3. Tom

      If only people throughout the world would be so committed the world must be a better place ! Peace !

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