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What does World Humanitarian Day mean to the Palestinians?
Monday, 21 August 2017 13:08

State of Palestine

Palestine Liberation Organization

Negotiations Affairs Department

 World Humanitarian Day

What does World Humanitarian Day mean to the Palestinians?

 19 August 2017

 

Around  the  Globe,  people  are  caught  in  perpetuated  conflicts  caused  by  wars,  poverty, economic inequalities, political instability and others; causing millions of civilians to flee their homes and countries. Similarly, and since 1948 Palestinians continue  to endure persistent dispossession, fragmentation, and military occupation. This year, the United Nations launched a campaign that highlighted the situation of the Peoples under conflict like Palestine, demanding the international community to do everything in their ‘power to protect civilians in conflict’. According to the United Nations, since 2003 World Humanitarian Day  (WHD)  is  held  annually  on  August  19th to  ‘pay  tribute  to  aid workers who  risk  their  lives  in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world’. 

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Israeli Minister Threatens the Palestinian People with a New “Nakba”
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:26

State of Palestine
Palestine Liberation Organization
Negotiations Affairs Department

 

July 24, 2017
Statement

 

Israeli Minister Threatens the Palestinian People with a New “Nakba”

 

The Israeli Minister of “Regional Cooperation” Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi has threatened the Palestinian people with a new “Nakba”. This is yet another example of official incitement against the people of Palestine coming from the Israeli government.

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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. 

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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.

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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
 
Press Release
 
 
 
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.  
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