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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Files Applications to Join International Treaties
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:09

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, have officially filed letters of accession to 15 multilateral treaties and convention before the relevant international parties.

 The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday: “On Tuesday 1st April, following a unanimous decision by the Palestinian leadership, including the PLO Executive Committee, President Mahmoud Abbas signed letters of accession to 15 multilateral treaties and conventions, an ability which Palestine gained following its upgrade to Observer State status by the UN General Assembly in November 2012.”

EU diplomats warn of regional conflagration over Temple Mount
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:29


Israeli policies are aimed at cementing its unilateral and illegal annexation of East Jerusalem, report says.

By Amira Hass

European Union diplomats stationed in Jerusalem and Ramallah are warning of regional conflagration over the Temple Mount. A March 18 internal report to Brussels raises caution around the changing status quo at the holy site and the growing tension triggered by the demands of right-wing Jewish groups.

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.

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.

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


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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