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UN chief welcomes Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements as ‘significant step’
Monday, 26 December 2016 10:28

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution on 23rd December 2016 which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, have “no legal validity,” constitute a “flagrant violation” under international law and are a “major obstacle” to a two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.

Dr. Ashrawi: Israeli efforts to legalize illegal settlements and outposts require urgent action from the UN Security Council
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:08

RAMALLAH, December 6, 2016 (WAFA) - PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi Tuesday strongly denounced the Israeli Knesset’s approval of a bill that passed a preliminary reading which would “legalize” the annexation of Palestinian privately owned land and illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank.

Statement by President Mahmoud Abbas on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:14

Original: Arabic


Statement by


His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Abbas

President of the State of Palestine

Chairman of the Executive Committee

of the Palestine Liberation Organization


on the occasion of

the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Dr. Ashrawi: Partition is a historical concession, and solidarity should be an active engagement
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 16:08

In marking the 69th anniversary of the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (the Partition Plan) and the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee Member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:

“This anniversary marks an occasion in which the international community decided to intervene negatively, and thus began the tragedy of Palestine. Although the Partition Resolution itself gives the international community the right and power to take action against any party that is responsible for attempts that constitute “any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression” and alter “by force the settlement envisaged by [the] resolution,” it has repeatedly failed to do so or to hold Israel to account. 

Dr. Ashrawi: Israel is exploiting the outcome of the American elections to escalate its illegal settlement activities
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:05

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the Jerusalem Municipality Planning and Construction Committee’s plans to authorize the construction of 1,440 new units in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo, 3,000 units in the illegal settlement of Gilo and 2,600 units in the illegal settlement of Givat Hamatos:


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