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Dr. Ashrawi on Israel’s decision to establish a new illegal settlement
Friday, 31 March 2017 15:08

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (March 30, 2017) -- Commenting on the Israeli security cabinet’s decision to establish a new illegal settlement near the settlement of Shiloh and to grant the approval for the construction of 2,000 units in established settlements, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned such moves and said:

Questions & Answers On the Occasion of the International Water Day 2017: Israeli Apartheid, The Case of Water
Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:31

1. How are water resources in Palestine and Israel supposed to be shared?

According to the Palestinian position, the sharing of transboundary water resources between Palestine and Israel is to be governed by international law, and its main principles. 

The right to water and sanitation, an individual basic human right, has been implicitly and explicitly enshrined through international conventions such as the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights (ICESCR), the Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).   Indeed all transboundary freshwater resources must be shared “equitably and reasonably” in line with customary international law. 

Israel imposes 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians: U.N. report
Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:42

A U.N. agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a U.N. body had clearly made the charge.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Another Raid and Closure of a Palestinian Institution in Occupied East Jerusalem
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:58

We strongly condemn the illegitimate closure of the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Department of the Arab Studies Society and the illegal detention of Mr. Khalil Tufakji this morning in Occupied East Jerusalem.  Mr. Tufakji is a distinguished scholar from Jerusalem and the Director of this academic department within the previously forcibly sealed off Orient House in the heart of Occupied East Jerusalem. 

Monthly Incitement Report for February 2017: Examples of inflammatory comments and incitement by Israeli officials and leaders
Friday, 03 March 2017 10:09

The Palestine Liberation Organization

Department of Culture and Information

March 1, 2017 

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi:
“The real incitement stems from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and its enslavement of an entire nation.  The Israeli hardline extremist government led by Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for generating a culture of hate and racism in Israel, inciting violence and feeding extremism.  Updated regularly, this report includes samples of recent derogatory and inflammatory comments and incitement by Israeli government officials specifically meant to distort reality and mislead public opinion.”




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