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Belgian Women Protest Syria’s Mistreatment of Israeli Pows

Belgian women today protested Syria’s mistreatment of Israeli prisoners of war. A group of 505 women dressed in mourning and coming from Brussels, Antwerp and other cities marched in front of the “Memorial for Jewish Martyrs” to call the civilized world’s attention to Syrian atrocities in the Middle East. The protest march, sponsored by the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations of Belgium, was the first all-woman protest organized in Belgium. The women carried picket signs saying, “We Demand that the Geneva Conventions be Respected,” and “Stop Torture and Assassination.” Others called for “Immediate Release of POWs” and said “In Syria They Kill Prisoners of War.”