200 women including Liberia’s Peace Laureate demand peace agreement on Israel’s Lebanese border

Liberian Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
Liberian Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee (Photo: Avihu Shapira)

A protest, led by the Women Wage Peace organization, included Liberian Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, who spoke warmly of the initiative and working toward peace in the region.

More than 200 women and several men took part in a rally on the Israeli side of the Israel-Lebanon border on Tuesday. The rally was organized by Women Wage Peace, a social movement working “to bring about a viable peace agreement,” as their Facebook page states. The group has already organized peace rallies and marches throughout the country.

Tuesday’s rally was located outside the now closed Good Fence, through which Lebanese Maronites would regularly pass into Israel for work and medical care until Israel withdrew from Southern Lebanon in 2000. Israel absorbed some 15,000 Maronites, who were predicted to have been massacred by Hezbollah on charges of collaboration with Israel were they to have stayed in Lebanon.



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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.