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Welcome to the General Delegation of Palestine

The General Delegation of Palestine is the diplomatic representation for Palestine to Australia, New Zealand, Timor Leste and the Pacific.

As the diplomatic representation for Palestine, the General Delegation works to strengthen and deepen friendly relations between the Palestinian people and the people of the Australia-Pacific region. The General Delegation liaises directly with all levels of government, developing political, social and economic initiatives and projects that are of interest and benefit to both peoples.

Through its office in Canberra, the Delegation provides a range of consular and information services to Palestinians living in Australia, and to Australians interested in Palestine.

For details on the how to contact the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, go to the Contact tab above.
 

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Palestinian Ministry of Health Emergency Operation Room

 Alert

The emergency operation room is responsible for following up on the health situation in Gaza, and has been established in the Palestinian Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO and other international and local partners.

Ministry of Health requests that all assistance, interventions and donations to the Health Sector to be communicated to the operation room”.

 Mobile: 0598949104  Email: moh.operationroom2014@gmail.com

Appeal

Palestinian Ministry of Health and other health partners and humanitarian agencies are working to ensure the provision of essential medicines and medical consumables. The Ministry of Health and WHO issued an appeal to the international community on July 10, 2014, for USD 60 million for the Ministry of Health to ensure sufficient supplies of medicine, medical supplies and referral care forPalestinian patients, and particularly for the growing needs in Gaza, already overwhelmed by shortages and working under emergency circumstances.

For more information visit: http://www.moh.ps/attach/644.pdf

 

 

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17 September 2014

The Massacre of Sabra and Shatila

On this day, and in the wake of Israel’s most recent massacre in Gaza, we mark the anniversary of another of the most heinous massacres against the Palestinian people, perpetrated with impunity, and for which Israel bears responsibility – the massacre at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982

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15 September 2014

Cinderella’ Palestinian soccer team still hoping for fairy-tale ending

MANILA, Philippines – The Palestinian soccer team was the Cinderella story of the sporting world following its against-the-odds victory in theAsian Football Confederation’s Challenge Cup in May. It wasn’t just that it won its first ever international piece of silverware. Or that it did so without conceding a goal in all five matches in The Maldives. No, the victory on May 31 earned the Palestinians the 16th and final berth to compete in the Asian Cup – the continent’s biggest soccer tournament – in Australia next January.

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15 September 2014

Israel’s Unit 8200 refuseniks: ‘you can’t run from responsibility’

Three signatories of the Israeli military intelligence refusenik letter agreed to be interviewed by the Guardian to discuss what motivated their concerns. They are all members of Unit 8200 – known in Hebrew as Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim – Israel’s largest signals intelligence gathering unit, active both abroad and in the Palestinian territories. All three are now on the active reserve list and have said they will not do reserve service relating to the occupied Palestinian territories. Of the three, “A”, aged 32, and Nadav, 26, are sergeants, while “D”, 29, is a captain.

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15 September 2014

Media Release: Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP - "Israel and West Bank Land"

The Israeli Government must reverse its decision to claim almost 400 hectares of land in the West Bank. Ten days ago, Labor called on the Israeli Government to explain its actions. Subsequent reports indicate the land may be used to expand Israeli settlements in the area. Unilateral action like this, by any party, only undermines the peace process and the prospect of successfully negotiating a two-state solution

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9 September 2014

Israel refuses to share New Zealand ambassador with Palestinian Authority

Israel’s Foreign Ministry has refused to allow New Zealand’s new ambassador to Israel to present his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin this week, because he was also to be accredited to the Palestinian Authority. Israel’s objections led the ambassador to cancel his planned trip and are threatening to create a diplomatic crisis with the Commonwealth country.

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A Multi-Faith Service for those who are suffering in the Middle East, Especially in the Gaza Strip, organized in Canberra

Hosted by the Australian Center for Christianity and Culture, A multi faith service has been organized in Canberra on August 13 attended by a large number of community leaders representing all faiths and sects in Canberra. The objective of this service was to remember the victims in the Middle East especially the Palestinian women and children who have been killed in the current Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. The speakers reminded the International community of its responsibilities in protecting the civilian people and the urgency to provide them with the necessary humanitarian assistance. The speakers, also, concentrated on the importance of tolerance between all religions in order to achieve a durable and comprehensive peace in the Middle East. Bishop George Browning, the President of Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) condemned, in his speech, the Israeli assault on the Gaza strip and reminded the audience of the continuous plight of the Palestinian people. Ambassador Abdulhadi and Councilor Suheir Gedeon, whom participation has been warmly welcomed, have attended the ceremony.

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Fund Raising Dinner in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza

Beit Jala Palestinian Association (BJPA) has organized a fundraising dinner in Melbourne on August 16 in support of the Palestinian humanitarian needs in Gaza. The fundraising dinner attended by more than 120 persons and raised more than 25000 dollars. The president of BJPA, Mr. Elias Attala, has described the devastating situation in Gaza and the heartbreaking conditions faced by its people. Dr Daud Sammour representing the Palestinian community Association urged the international community to provide protection and urgent humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people in Gaza. Other speakers, including representatives from the church and Islamic Council of victoria, talked about the Israeli war crimes and its violation to International Law and human rights. A speech by Ambassador Abdulhadi’s has been read by a board member of BJPA, it emphasized, among other issues, the strengthening of the unity among the Palestinians by the recent Israeli aggression. The creation of the Accord Government of Palestine following the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas demonstrates the ever-strengthening feeling of Palestinian statehood. This was also demonstrated by the single, unified Palestinian delegation to the peace talks in Cairo”.

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Social Harmony Iftar Dinner in Canberra

Bluestar Intercultural Centre and the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture have organized Iftar dinner on July 16 in Canberra attended by Church leaders, parliamentarians, diplomats, media personalities, senior public servants, academics and community leaders. The theme for this year’s program was “Multiculturalism: Australia’s Greatest Strength”. It aims to encourage mutual respect, understanding and acceptance as well as advocating unity under the common values of humanity. His Eminence Prof Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia was the keynote speaker and delivered a speech explaining on the various messages of Ramdan including harmony, tolerance, and cohesion. He has, also, talked about the Gaza tragedy and how is Ramadan a month for peace and justice. It was a great opportunity for the Palestinian Ambassador to share his ideas with the audience and to reflect on the tragedy of the Palestinian people and the suffering of the civilians in Gaza Strip.

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Rallies in Australia in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza

The solidarity and advocacy groups in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, in close cooperation with the Palestinian community, have organized big demonstrations to condemn the Israel brutal aggression on the Palestinian civilians in Gaza and to send a strong message of solidarity and support to the Palestinian people. Ambassador Abdulhadi, the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, has addressed the demonstrators in Canberra thanking them for their support to Gaza citizens and for their continuous support to the Palestinian people. He illustrated the fact that the Israeli aggression is a clear violation of the international Law and the International community must act immediately to stop this aggression. He noted that that Israel is using excessive power and its response is totally disproportional. He clarified that the root cause of the problem is the long lasting occupation of the Palestine by Israel and the continuation of Israeli settlements’ activities and the continuation of Gaza blockade. He asked the audience to continue their consistent work and advocacy for just and peace in Palestine.

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