JNS: Hadassah Demands Accountability for Sexual Violence

February 27, 2024

JNS: Hadassah Demands Accountability for Sexual Violence

“As leaders of a humanitarian organization, we at Hadassah are shaken to the core by the horrific evidence of how Hamas used rape and other acts of brutal sexual violence during its October 7 attack on Israel. And we are outraged that these war crimes have been ‘justified,’ denied and even celebrated by some,” said Hadassah National President Carol Ann Schwartz, as reported by JNS.

“Rape should never be sanctioned as an act of war,” she said. “That is why we are bringing together Hadassah’s hundreds of thousands of passionate volunteers and leaders from across the world — to end the silence, to speak out, to raise awareness and, critically, to demand justice.”

JNS covered the launch of Hadassah’s global campaign to End The Silence, speaking out against the weaponization of sexual violence by Hamas in Israel and by others around the globe. The campaign is mobilizing to demand that UN Secretary-General António Guterres advance an unbiased, independent and thorough UN investigation, in addition to pursuing vigorous prosecution of Hamas for these war crimes.

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Press Release: Hadassah Launches "End The Silence" – Global Campaign

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