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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.

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:

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.

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 


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