PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand to shut down UNRWA and said: “Netanyahu’s call to disband UNRWA is the epitome of arrogance, particularly since Israel itself is responsible for creating the Palestinian refugee problem. UNRWA is a United Nations institution established...
Senator SINGH (Tasmania) (21:17): I rise tonight to add my voice to many other Australians who care deeply about the Israel-Palestine conflict and to share my recent experiences of life in Palestine and Israel. In April this year I travelled to the West Bank, a land that has been occupied...
RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (June 9, 2017) PLO Executive Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) adoption of a draft resolution entitled, “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women,” which was recommended by the Commission on the Status of Women in its sixty-first session in March.
RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (June 8, 2017) -- “With its recent announcements to construct 3,000 illegal settlements in the Occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem) this week, Israel is making a mockery of the international community and the global justice system.
This week marks the 50th year since the start of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. June also marks the 15th year since construction of the Annexation Wall began, and 10 years of closure/naval blockade on Gaza.
Amnesty International has called for an international ban on all goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements to mark 50 years of occupation of Palestinian territories.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — On June 5, 1967, I was a student at the American University of Beirut majoring in English literature. That morning, I woke early to finish a research paper on James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” As had been my habit, I turned on the BBC News.
RAMALLAH, PALESTINE (June 1, 2017) -- Commenting on Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon’s election to the post of Vice President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
Donald Trump will not order the moving of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in the near future, despite strong lobbying in recent days by senior Israeli officials.
International law stipulates that Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem is illegal and constitutes a direct violation of Israel’s obligations as a belligerent occupier.