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Press Release by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the Occasion of Land Day, March 30, 2014
Monday, 31 March 2014 13:44

The Palestinian people protests yearly against the confiscation of 21 thousand dunums of land in the Jalil, Al-Muthalath and the Naqab on the 30th of March 1976, the Israeli response resulted in the death of six young demonstrators.

Jerusalem: Systematically Judaizing

The Israeli occupation authorities demolish Palestinian houses and impose obstacles and constraints on building licenses for Palestinians. According to Al-Maqdisi Institute, during 2000 - 2013, the Israeli authorities demolished 1,230 buildings in East Jerusalem (the areas annexed by Israel in 1967). This has resulted in the displacement of 5,419 people, including 2,832 children and 1,423 women.

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European Parliament Members Calls to Boycott Israeli settlements
Friday, 28 March 2014 14:08

BRUSSELS, March 27, 2014 (WAFA) - In a letter sent to EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, 29 members of the European Parliament have called upon the European External Action Service (EEAS) to take action to discourage European businesses from trading with illegal Israeli settlements.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:35

United Nations                                                                                            

General Assembly                                                        13 January 2014

                                                                                                                   

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Summary

The present report is the final report of the current Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2 A and Human Rights Council decision 2/102. In the report, the Special Rapporteur addresses Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the wall in the context of the tenth anniversary of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice, and considers the policies and practices of Israel in occupied Palestine in light of the prohibition on segregation and apartheid. He also addresses concerns in relation to the deterioration of the human rights situation of Palestinians living under the Israeli blockade in the Gaza Strip.

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Dr. Ashrawi: “The United States must stand up for international law”
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:04

PRESS RELEASE 

PLO Executive Committee 

Department of Culture and Information

March 25, 2014

 

Dr. Ashrawi: “The United States must stand up for international law”

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, met with Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell, at the PLO Headquarters in Ramallah.

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PRESS RELEASE - Dr. Ashrawi: “All Palestinians are living in a prison”
Friday, 21 March 2014 10:38

PRESS RELEASE 

PLO Executive Committee 

Department of Culture and Information

March 20, 2014

Dr. Ashrawi: “All Palestinians are living in a prison”

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, met with a European Parliament ad-hoc delegation on Palestinian prisoners in Ramallah at the PLO Headquarters, and welcomed them to Palestine.

Dr. Ashrawi said, “We thank the European Parliament for sending this fact-finding mission to investigate the conditions of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, particularly the recent deaths of Palestinians in detention.  It is our hope that this mission will help uphold prisoners’ rights in ways that are in line with international humanitarian law, and that prevent the further injustice and torture of Palestinian prisoners.”

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