In a statement, PLO Executive Committee Member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, said:
“In the strongest possible terms, we, the Palestine Liberation Organization, denounce Israel’s extrajudicial killing of Palestinian Minister and Head of the Committee against the Wall and Settlements, Ziad Abu Ein, who died after being severely beaten by Israeli forces and suffering from tear gas inhalation during a non-violent activity where Palestinians were planting olive trees in Turmus’ayya.
29 November:On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian people, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the international community for its continued support of the Palestinian struggle to achieve our inalienable rights to freedom and self-determination. We thank those states that have recognized the State of Palestine and the parliaments and people around the world who have voted for recognition. We also appreciate the religious leaders, trade unions, artists, and civil society organizations worldwide that have stood on the right side of justice and supported the Palestinian people in their attempts to seek a just peace.
The message of H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
On November 23, the Israeli cabinet approved a bill that defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Such a draft bill aims to destroy the two-state solution by superimposing “Greater Israel" on historical Palestine and endorsing the military occupation. Furthermore, it would institutionalize apartheid and deprive the Palestinian citizens of Israel of their social, political and economic rights, turning them into second-class citizens.
The Arabic and English Message of H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas President of the State of Palestine Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 24 November 2014.
Following similar moves across Europe, Spanish lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a resolution recognizing Palestine.
Though non-binding and largely symbolic, the resolution gleaned 319 votes in its favor, two against it, and one abstention.
The motion was proposed by the main opposition Socialists.
November 15, 2014 “The State of Palestine declares its belief in the settlement of international and regional disputes by peaceful means in accordance with the charter and resolutions of the United Nations”
On November 15, 1988, the Palestinian National Council, then led by late President Yasser Arafat, declared the independence of the State of Palestine within the 1967 borders. This was the historic and painful Palestinian compromise: we accepted that our state would exist on only 22 percent of our historic homeland. Israel responded by colonizing more of our land and entrenching its control over the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The possibility of a two-state solution is quickly fading away. The international community must now act decisively in order to salvage the two-state solution. The international community’s recognition of a State of Palestine on all of the territory occupied by Israel in 1967 would be an important first step.
11 November 2014, Press Release- The Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine welcomes the announcement made on 10 November 2014 by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to establish an internal and independent United Nations Board of Inquiry to investigate certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 2014.
We welcome the appointment of the Board, which is to be led by Mr. Patrick Cammaert (The Netherlands) and includes, as its other members, Ms. Maria Vicien-Milburn (Argentina), Ms. Lee O’Brien (USA), Mr. Pierre Lemelin (Canada) and Mr. K.C. Reddy (India), and which has been tasked to investigate a number of specific incidents in which death or injuries occurred at, and/or damage was done to United Nations premises, notably UNRWA schools, and the inviolability of those premises was gravely violated.
RAMALLAH (AFP) -- The European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said on Saturday that Jerusalem "should be the capital of two states," as tensions gripped the holy city hit by Israeli-Palestinian violence.
"I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states," Mogherini told reporters in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, touching on a sensitive issue that has blocked peace efforts for decades.
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities have delivered orders to the village of Beit Iksa north of Jerusalem ordering the confiscation of 12,852 dunums (3,176 acres) of Palestinian land, locals said on Saturday.