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A Message from H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas marking 50 years of Israeli Occupation
Monday, 05 June 2017 11:01

Our challenge as Palestinians is greater than ever. After 50 years, we are the only remaining people in the world who still live under occupation. And it has been over 100 years that we have been actively denied our right to self-determination, along with all the hardships associated with the denial of that right: exile and forced displacement, occupation and subjugation, harassment and incarceration. There is no doubt that the balance of power is still weighted firmly against us. But I believe in our people and I believe that, even in these circumstances, we can and will prevail. We have truth on our side and strength in our hearts.

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Dr. Ashrawi on the joint Israeli Knesset and U.S. Congress event to mark fifty years since the “reunification of Jerusalem”
Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:56

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (May 31, 2017) -- Commenting on the joint Israeli Knesset and U.S. Congress event to take place on June 6 to mark fifty years since the “reunification of Jerusalem,” PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned such an unprecedented and dangerous move and said:

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Presidents Abbas and Trump commit themselves to work for a historic peace deal in a joint statement
Thursday, 04 May 2017 11:32

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 (WAFA) -- Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Donald Trump said Wednesday that they are committed to work together to reach a historic peace deal between the Palestinians and Israelis.
They said in a joint press conference at the White House that it was important to start a process that will lead to a genuine peace.

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DON’T FALL FOR ISRAEL’S CHARACTER ASSASSINATION —MARWAN BARGHOUTI IS A MAN OF PEACE
Friday, 28 April 2017 15:35

We are pleased to share with you PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi’s latest opinion piece - Don't Fall For Israel's Character Assassination—Marwan Barghouti Is a Man of Peace - that was published today in Newsweek. 

Click here to read the op-ed by Dr. Ashrawi: http://www.newsweek.com/marwan-barghouti-man-peace-israel-apartheid-591021 

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Dr. Ashrawi strongly condemns plans to construct 10,000 illegal settlement units in Occupied East Jerusalem
Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:10

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (April 26, 2017) -- Commenting on the announcement by the Israeli Housing Ministry and the so-called “Jerusalem Municipality” to construct 10,000 illegal settlement units on land belonging to the village of Qalandia in Occupied East Jerusalem, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned such plans and said: 

“This decision is a deliberate affront to the international community, a flagrant violation of international law, and a direct blow to peace. 

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