This past week, nine Palestinians were murdered in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli forces. I went to one of WNPJ’s member groups, Madison–Rafah Sister City Project’s website to learn more about the massacre in Jenin and the current plight of the Palestinian People.
“2022 was the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in nearly 20 years and more deaths than since the United Nations began recording fatalities in 2005. The new, far-right Israeli government and its forces remain adamant about continuing, if not increasing their brutality. We're only 26 days into 2023, and Israel has already killed 30 Palestinians, including five children—setting a pace to double the murder of Palestinians in 2022.”
The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project is a wonderful website, full of good endeavors like creating housing, playgrounds, providing fresh food and clean water as well as hosting educational events and providing well-written articles on BDS and more. How to Help will bring you additional information and offer ways for you to be involved.
I have deep appreciation for the efforts of our member groups that keep us informed and inspired. May Peace Prevail.
Submitted by Dena Eakles, WNPJ Board Member