+972 israeli soldiers conduct a search for Palestinian suspects of a drive-by shooting attack in the West Bank City of Ramallah, December 10, 2018. (Flash90)

JVP condemns collective punishment of Palestinians


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2018
Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317

Jewish Voice for Peace grieves the recent loss of Jewish and Palestinian life in the Occupied West Bank. Violence against civilians, no matter where they reside, is never acceptable.

Rather than address the root causes of violence – occupation and military rule –  the Israeli government has once again imposed collective punishment on the people of Ramallah and in villages and refugee camps throughout the West Bank. The entrance of the Israeli Army into the region, which included locking down entire communities, destroying homes, and terrorizing families, is a violation of the rights of every single person who lives there.

Jewish Voice for Peace works towards freedom, equality and security for everyone in Palestine/Israel. The takeover of Ramallah and environs by the Israeli Army reminds us of the deep power imbalance between occupier and occupied. We know justice is impossible unless this imbalance is addressed.

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Jewish Voice for Peace is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 200,000 online supporters, over 70 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.



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