Oxford Women in Black Christmas Vigil for Bethlehem, Palestine (14.12.13)

By Pam Parsons, Women in Black, Oxford

Over the last 5 years  the attention of residents and visitors to Oxford has been caught by a group of women dressed in black standing silently in Bonn Square holding black hands in English Arabic and Hebrew saying “Stop the Occupation” with a banner naming them as “Women in Black, Oxford”.

Women in Black Vigil - against israel's abuse of Palestinian Prisoners

Please join us in support of the Palestinian Prisoners held in Israeli jails, to protest against their incarceration and abuse by the Israeli authorities. Currently Israel imprisons close to 5,000 Palestinians, most held illegally in jails in Israel. Many are held in “Administrative Detention” (without trial) – detentions which are often renewed for years. DCI (Defence for Children International) Palestine reported 236 children to be in Israeli military custody in February 2013 including children as young as 12 years old.

Women in Black Vigil against Armed Drones

Please join us for this month's Women in Black vigil to highlight the development and use of armed drones by Britain and other countries including the US and Israel.
During this vigil we stand in silence for an hour, and wear black. Men, as always are very welcome to support this vigil by handing out leaflets and discussing the issue with passersby.

Against The Odds

More information coming soon...

Thu, 05/24/2012


More information coming soon...

Thu, 05/24/2012

Defence for Children International: Report on Palestinian Child Prisoners

Over 700 Palestinian children a year are arrested by Israeli forces. a large majority of whom are arrested in their homes at night or in the early hours of the morning, and suffer physical violence during arrest or while incarcerated. 

On 20 March 2012, DCI-Palestine launched a new report: Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted: Children held in military detention. to highlight the mistreatment of these children and to call for urgent changes.

Topics - reflection:

Palestinian Child Prisoners

700 Palestinian children are arrested by Israeli forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territories each year.  Most are seized from their homes at night or in the early hours of the morning.  Three quarters of the children experience physical violence.

Struggle for the Jordan Valley

Talk by Rosa of the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign


Subscribe to RSS - Israel