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Dr. Ashrawi on the alarming escalation of Israeli violations in Occupied Jerusalem
Friday, 21 July 2017 11:38

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (July 18, 2017) -- In response to media inquiries regarding the alarming escalation of Israeli violations in Occupied Jerusalem, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi made the following comments: 

“Israel continues to deliberately intensify its violations of international law and conventions in and around Occupied Jerusalem as a result of the lack of effective international intervention and accountability. 

Arab League Secretary-General condemns Israel's violent escalation in East Jerusalem
Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:04

CAIRO, July 19, 2017 (WAFA) – Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned on Wednesday the Israeli authorities' use of violence and other arbitrary measures against Palestinian residents of occupied Jerusalem, especially in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In a press statement, Aboul Gheit called on Israel to immediately cease such practices and procedures and fully respect the sanctity of the Holy Mosque.

Inscribing Hebron as World Heritage under Threat is a Victory for Tolerance and Diversity
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:12
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The State of Palestine
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Inscribing Hebron as World Heritage under Threat is a Victory for Tolerance and Diversity 
Today, 7 July 2017, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee upheld its primary responsibility to recognize world heritage sites, preserve them and protect them from dangers threatening the loss of a piece of history invaluable to human heritage. Today, the absolute majority of members made the only logical and correct decision; recognizing that the Old City of Hebron is part of World Heritage under threat. Today, Palestine and the world, through UNESCO, celebrate Hebron as part of world heritage, a value that transcends geography, religion, politics, and ideology.  
Government hails UNESCO resolution refuting Israeli claims in Jerusalem
Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:31

RAMALLAH, July 5, 2017 (WAFA) – The Palestinian government hailed on Wednesday a new UNESCO resolution refuting Israeli claims in occupied East Jerusalem and calling all Israeli measures there as null and void.

Government spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said the new resolution comes after a series of previous resolutions all of which emphasize that the Israeli narrative on Jerusalem is fabricated.

PLO Secretary-General Dr Saeb Erekat on Amnesty International Campaign to Ban Israeli Settlement Products
Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:50

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June 07, 2017

We welcome the campaign of Amnesty International to ban all Israeli settlement products from international markets. This has been a longstanding Palestinian demand from the international community. Rather than a political position, this is a legal obligation on all States.  There is no need to reiterate that settlements are illegal under international law while still allowing their products to be traded in international markets. Israel’s colonial settlement enterprise negates the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination.

A few days ago Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged to continue building illegal colonial-settlements, while he takes pride in being the first Israeli PM to build new settlements after the Oslo Agreement. The world should not continue to tolerate this. Accountability is the only way to end the occupation and achieve a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians.


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