To celebrate International Woman’s Day, on Tuesday, women in Bethlehem protested against the annexation wall, that divides many parts of the West Bank and annexes Palestinian owned land.Between 150 and 200 Palestinian women, joined by a handful of men and international supporters, marched from the Intercontinental hotel in Bethlehem, to a gate of the annexation wall, located in the central West Bank city.

Speeches were given, and slogans chanted calling for an end to the Israeli military occupation and universal rights for women in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The protestors called on Mahmoud Abbas, of the PA in the West Bank, and Ismail Haniyeh, of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, to end the internal conflict within the Palestinian political world, and to focus on combining their efforts to end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.

The non-violent protest continued for approximately 45 minutes, and concluded with out incident.