The WCLAC Bulletin - September 2015


WCLAC submission to the UN on settler violence – On 2 September, WCLAC lodged a submission with two UN Special Rapporteurs providing an update on the situation on the ground relating to the impact of settler violence on women in the West Bank. This follows the publication of a UN report on Israeli settlement activity in January 2013 (UN Report) which found, inter alia, that the establishment of the settlements has fragmented the West Bank placing at risk the possibility of a Palestinian State, and by implication, a viable two state solution – a stated policy goal of the US, EU and UN. The submission notes that by 2016 there will be over 600,000 Israeli citizens living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem