On Friday 30th of March, Israeli forces killed at least 16 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and wounded 1416 people, according to authorities. More than half of them have been hit by live fire, including people staying far from the border. This happened as tens of thousands demonstrated across the occupied territories and Israel on "Land Day" to protest against land confiscations and denounce Israeli policies to take over Palestinian land.
Euromed Feminist Initiative has condemned the unilateral decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Today we condemn the escalating violations and the Israeli persistence to refuse the establishment of an independent Palestinian State according to the 1967 borders, with its East Jerusalem as a capital.
Euromed Feminist Initiative calls upon all States to continue pressuring the Israeli Government and the U.S. administration to respect the international law and the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people, as a necessary step to end the occupation of Palestine and a precondition for transparent and participatory comprehensive peace processes in the whole Middle East.