Israeli women launch fast for peace on Gaza war anniversary / GlobalPost, July 8th, 2015

Israeli Jews and Arabs launched a collective fast on Wednesday — the anniversary of last year’s Gaza war — to back their demands for peace with the Palestinians.

Members of the “Women Wage Peace” group set up a protest tent outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence and plan to take it in turns to fast over the course of 50 days, the length of the 2014 confrontation.

The women are to fast in groups of five for 25 or 50 hours then hand over to another relay, said group founder Marie-Lyne Smadja, a sign around her neck reading “I am fasting” as she and others sat next to the tent.

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