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Wake Up Palestine – Stuck Between Two Laws

The unique challenges faced by Palestinian women in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem24 –  East Jerusalem, which is part of the occupied West Bank, but was unilaterally annexed by Israel in 1967 in contravention of international law.

The Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling’s (WCLAC) worked on a paper revealing the unique challenges faced by Palestinian women in East Jerusalem to access justice between the multiple discriminatory legal regimes.

Whether by laws in place by the Israeli occupation that are accused of discriminating against the Palestinians of the city, to the lacking laws set by the Palestinian Authority that fail to protect women and the the internal mechanisms of patriarchal control within Palestinian communities.

Whether because of ID cards and residency issues because of Israeli policy, or a lack of protection from domestic abuse in Palestinian law; Palestinian women face unique circumstances that are difficult everywhere else.

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Mohammad Hamayel listens to Randa Seniora, the General Director of the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, as she presents the findings of WCLAC’s paper ” The Social and Psychological Effects on Women under Multiple Personal Status Laws in Jerusalem.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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