The PNC congratulates Palestinian women and women worldwide on the occasion of International Women's Day

The Palestinian National Council (PNC) congratulated Palestinian women and women worldwide on the occasion of International Women's Day, which meets Friday, March 8th.

The Palestinian National Council (PNC) praised the Palestinian woman for her steadfastness and sacrifice. She is the partner of the Palestinian man in his struggle and resistance since the beginning of the Palestinian revolution. She is the mother who fought in her home when her husband is arrested or martyred, and she is the martyr who sacrifices her life in defense of her homeland. .

PNC in its statement explained that more than 16,000 Palestinian women have been detained in Israeli jails since 1967, while 50 of them in prisons are still subjected to the worst treatment of torture, intimidation and inhumane conditions, including 9 women are wounded prisoners, and one captive woman in administrative detention.

The Palestinian National Council stressed that Palestinian women are still waiting for the world and its relevant institutions to support them, and free them from the suffering and racial discrimination practiced by the Israeli occupation against them, and to stop the crimes of terrorism, murder and persecution, as is the case with other members of Palestinian people.

PNC praised the pioneering role of Palestinian women in Palestinian society and the achievements they have made at all levels whether it’s political, economic or social.

PNC stressed that Palestinian women constitute the main pillar in Palestinian life, struggle and parliamentary work. They occupied the highest leadership positions in the institutions of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and the institutions of the Palestinian state and called for the necessity of exerting all efforts to obtain Palestinian women's rights in these institutions.

The Palestinian National Council called on the Palestinian institutions to adopt more legislations that protects Palestinian women, end all forms of discrimination against them and strengthen their stature and role in building society.

The PNC represents the supreme authority of the Palestinian people in all their places of residence. It sets PLO policies and plans to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and the return of refugees to their homes.After Al-Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine, headed by Haj Amin Al-Husseini, decided to call for the convening of a Palestine National Council which met in Gaza in 1October 1948, which was the first Palestinian legislative authority to be established in the Arab state of Palestine. The Council then formed an all-Palestine government headed by Hilmi Abdel Baqi, who represented Palestine in the league of Arab States.The first national conference was held inJerusalem on 28May -2June 1964. This first National Council had 422 members, declared the establishment of the PlO, which represents the leadership of the Palestinian Arab people. The most important of which is the Palestinian National Charter, the Statutes of the Organization and others, and Mr. Ahmad Al-Shukairy was elected Chairman of the PlO.

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