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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Israel’s expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in occupied East Jerusalem
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:30

October 23, 2017

“We strongly condemn Israel’s plans to approve the construction of 176 units in the illegal settlement of Nof Zion which is located inside the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal Al Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem. 
By deliberately expanding its illegal settlement enterprise in and around Jerusalem, Israel is making a mockery of the international community and the global justice system.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Intensification of Incursions is a Horrific Exploitation of Religious Holidays to Achieve Colonial Objectives
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:05

Under the pretext of Jewish holidays, the Israeli government, headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu and its various arms, accelerated their incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the recent days, the number of settlers who stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque exceeded 2000 settler, moreover, extremist Jewish organizations are calling for the increase of this number, to reach more than 300 daily intruders, so that the total number of infiltrators every year will equal 100,000 extremists, claiming that this increase will help the occupation to achieve its objectives to change the historical and legal situation in the mosque. These plans come in light of the imposition of punitive measures and restrictions against the citizens of Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities, especially in the Old City and the perimeter of the mosque and its gates 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Netanyahu is Deepening the Settlement’s Construction on the Ruins of the Two-State Solution
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:25

Despite the talks about the efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the Israeli government, headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu, continues to annex the majority of the occupied West Bank through the expansion of settlements and the large-scale Judaization operations to complement the establishment of a special entity for settlers and their militias in the occupied West Bank on the ruins of the two-state solution, in order to widen the base of the fanatical majority of supporters of the ruling right-wing in Israel and increase the number of settlers to ensure a clear Jewish majority in the areas classified (A) which consists the majority of the West Bank. In the same context , the Israeli media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave the green light to approve the construction of 3829 new settlement units in the West Bank, part of them in the settlements located outside what Israel calls the (huge settlement blocs), in confirmation of what Netanyahu calls the absence of the what so called "isolated" settlements. 

Dr. Saeb Erekat: Palestinian Reconciliation Advances Making Peace. It's Time for Israel to Abide by International Law and to Recognize the Right of the State of Palestine to Exist
Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:33

Press Releases

October 04, 2017


Twenty-nine years ago, the Palestine National Council recognized Israel's existence on 78% percent of our historic homeland, and in 1993 the Palestine Liberation Organization reaffirmed its recognition of the State of Israel. This historic compromise is an evidence of our commitment to achieving a genuine and lasting peace with Israel on the basis of ending its belligerent military occupation to establish our independent, sovereign and contiguous State on the internationally -recognized 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.  

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Israel’s Illegal Policies and Measures in the Occupied Palestinian Capital throughout 2017: “It is time for yet another dark Apartheid chapter to end.”
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:37

Press Releases

October 03, 2017


Over the past nine months, the Occupying Power has intensified its fierce colonial campaign against the land and people of Palestine as the occupation and siege on Gaza has entered its 10th year. The illegal Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands and settlement construction have violently continued to deny the rights of Palestine as a sovereign, contiguous, and independent State on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.  


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