Ahead of Palestinian Prisoners' Day (April 17), PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi issued the following statement:
Four Australians, two Muslims and two Christians, who had been invited by the Palestinian Authority to attend an international conference on Jerusalem at Ramallah in the West Bank, on 11 and 12 April, were prevented by Israeli officials from entering Israel from Jordan on Wednesday.
“Yesterday marked the one-week anniversary of the ongoing “Great March of Return” which affirms the right of return for Palestinian refugees. However, despite the fact that the protestors were unarmed, Israeli forces deliberately targeted Palestinians with sniper fire, live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets. At least 27 Palestinians...
During the recent 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, only the United States and Australia voted against all five resolutions condemning Israel’s illegal occupation and denial of Palestinian human rights.
“In March 1976, the Israeli government announced its decision to expropriate thousands of dunams of land belonging to Palestinian citizens of Israel. Consequently, thousands of indigenous Palestinians from the Galilee to the Naqab demonstrated against such a move, and on March 30, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were murdered and...
Israeli occupation laid hand over more than 85% of the total area of historical land of Palestine, which totals about 27,000 km2. Arabs comprise 48% of the total population, but utilize only 15% of the land.
In its 37th session in Geneva yesterday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted four resolutions on Palestine: 1. Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, are illegal. 2. The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. 3.
Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been jailed for eight months for kicking and slapping a heavily armed IDF soldier in the front yard of her family home in the occupied West Bank.
by Ronald S. Lauder
“The Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people mark with sorrow the passing of British legendary theoretical physicist, best-selling author of “A Brief History of Time,” and a uniquely courageous person, Dr. Stephen Hawking. We join the rest of the world in celebrating his exceptional achievements and legacy, not just in...