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The WCLAC Bulletin - December 2016

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In 2016 UN Resolutions promote the rights of Palestinian women and people: WCLAC contently welcomed the achievements made at the international level in 2016 to promote Palestinian women's and people’s rights. The approved UN resolution on the "Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women" provided deeper insights on the field reality while calling for occupying power's accountability. By a recorded vote of 20 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 11 abstentions, the Commission on the status of women approved the draft resolution entitled, “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women”. That in addition to the approved UNSC resolution 2334 that was adopted in late December, which states that Israel′s settlement activity constitutes a "flagrant violation" of international law and has "no legal validity". The resolution demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.