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Statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates of the State of Palestine about Jerusalem
Friday, 08 December 2017 16:25

December 07, 2017

 

The State of Palestine expresses its adamant and unequivocal rejection of the announcement made by US President Donald Trump. The American Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an act of hostility against the Palestinian people, their inalienable national rights. Further, the State of Palestine views this policy announcement as an assault on the spirit and letter of international law, including the United Nations Charter, which does not accept the acquisition of territory by force nor the consequences that result from such illegal actions. It is also an assault on the spirit and standing of Jerusalem as a city at the heart and spiritual center of billions of people around the world.

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DR. SAEB EREKAT : REGARDING POSSIBLE US RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL: THIS MOVE WILL PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL ANARCHY AND DISRESPECT FOR GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS AND LAW
Monday, 04 December 2017 14:42

Jerusalem is the social, political, cultural, religious and economic heart of Palestine. It is also the heart of billions of believers from the three monotheistic religions, including hundreds of millions of Arab Christians and Muslims. It is, therefore, the heart of the Arab World. It is a significant symbol of our region and its fate is key to any efforts leading to a peaceful and stable region.

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On Day of Solidarity, UN reaffirms two-state solution as only answer to ‘question of Palestine’
Friday, 01 December 2017 10:13

 

29 November 2017 – The Question of Palestine is inextricably linked with the history of the United Nations and is one of the longest-standing issues on the Organization's agenda, United Nations Secretary-General António said in his message commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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Dr. Ashrawi on the ramifications of Partition and the moral imperative for the international community to stand on the right side of justice
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:04

November 28, 2017

On the occasion of the seventy-year anniversary of Partition and the fortieth anniversary of marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:

“On November 29 seventy years ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution 181 (II). With the partition of historic Palestine, the victimization and suffering of the Palestinian people began. The state of Israel was created at the expense of the indigenous people of the land who were violently uprooted. For decades, the ramifications of this resolution have only intensified, manifesting themselves in three ways:

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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the occasion of Palestine’s Independence Day
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48

November 15, 2017

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the occasion of Palestine’s Independence Day

"On this day twenty-nine years ago, the Palestinian National Council adopted the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, declaring the independence of the State of Palestine and affirming its support of international law, United Nations resolutions and values of respect and tolerance. This courageous and astute statement constituted a major historical and painful compromise for the people of Palestine, and it also represented a significant contribution to peace.

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