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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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1 September 2014

Dr. Ashrawi: The Israeli settlements in the West Bank are a perpetuation of Israel’s war crimes

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced Israel’s announcement to confiscate 1,000 acres (3,811 dunams) of Palestinian land from the towns of Surif, Husan, al-Jabaa and Bethlehem and said: “Today’s announcement clearly represents Israel’s deliberate intent to wipe out any Palestinian presence on the land and to willfully impose a de facto one-state solution.”

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28 August 2014

Abbas announces Israel-Gaza ceasefire

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m. "We confirm complete appreciation to the Egyptian efforts which started long ago seeking to satisfy all sides. Qatar also played a role in that. We also would like to mention that (US Secretary of State John) Kerry was also in touch with us for the same purpose and so we thank all those who played roles," Abbas said.

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28 August 2014

Try Israeli soldiers for war crimes: Palestinian FM

The Palestinian government has called on the United Nations and foreign states with citizens serving in the Israeli army to investigate and try them for war crimes committed during Israel’s latest onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.

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27 August 2014

Football under fire - A journey through Palestine: Part 1, By Scott McIntyre

The challenge facing Palestine's footballers is not just confined to the pitch. Over the next few days I will share some of the stories, both heartbreaking and uplifting, of a footballing nation largely unknown outside its own region, but one that, through all the adversity it has faced, will take its place in Australia for the 2015 Asian Cup.

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27 August 2014

Statement Delivered by H.E President Mahmoud Abbas to the PLO Central Council on Gaza ceasefire

Today marks 51 days of the barbaric aggression that Israel carried out and continues to carry out against our people in Gaza Strip. During this period, the number of martyrs rose up to more than 2000, and the number of injured to more than 10,000 injured with tens of thousands of houses destroyed. Unfortunately, until this moment, the attack and the aggression continues indiscriminately and in most cases against innocents and civilians who are the primary victims of this aggression. As everyone knows, scores of families, probably more than sixty, were completely eliminated.

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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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