Palestinian women's org call for struggle for equal rights and struggle against "American-Israeli plot"
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “An announcement from the General Association of Palestinian Women… for March 8, International Women’s Day
Under the slogan ‘With resistance, unity, and resolve, we will bring down the deal of the century’ (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan; see note below)…
The Palestinian women in the homeland and the diaspora bless March 8, International Women’s Day, and they are continuing in their struggle for freedom, independence, and realization of our legal national rights to return and self-determination on their land, and the establishment of the fully sovereign independent Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, the capital of equality and social justice.
This day comes at a time when the Palestinian women are resisting with all their strength the American-Israeli plot called ‘the deal of the century,’ which is meant to eliminate the Palestinian cause and impose facts on the ground to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state…
At this opportunity the Palestinian women emphasize the following:
- The continued adherence to the plan of national and social struggle, and their [continued] role in resisting the occupation in order to bring down the deal of the century and all of the plans of elimination on the one hand, and their continued adherence to the social and legal struggle in order to achieve their national rights to social equality [on the other hand].
- A call on international society to uphold its responsibility by implementing the relevant international decisions, adjudicating the Zionists committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, and strengthening the boycott of Israel as an occupation state.
- Taking immediate steps to change the discriminatory and exclusionary cultural patterns, and particularly at the level of the curricula and the media, and also a demand to take the necessary steps to prevent inciting statements from being issued by official figures against women.
Praise for the female and male Martyrs, freedom to the female and male prisoners
Together for the establishment of our Palestinian state.”
The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.