5 August 1995

The 26th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, August 1-6, 1995 in Helsinki, Finland:

The 26th International WILPF Congress strongly opposes the continued occupation by Israel of the Arab Palestinian Territories, causing increased tensions and serious human rights violation in the area. Innocent Palestinian and Israeli civilians have been and continue to be killed as a tragic result of the dangerous situation.

We oppose all acts of gratuitous violence. We demand that these heinous crimes be stopped; They are unacceptable, and they are an impediment to the peace process.

We urge the parties concerned to extend self‐rule immediately to all the Occupied Territories leading to the speedy establishment of the independent state of Palestine alongside Israel.