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Dr. Ashrawi on Israel’s recent escalation of its colonial settlement enterprise

29 December 2015 in 2015

According to a report by Peace Now, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on plans to construct 55,548 illegal settlement units in the West Bank (including occupied East Jerusalem); this includes plans to build more than 25,000 units on the Palestinian side of the Apartheid Wall; 8,372 units in the E-1 area; two new settlements (GivatEitam, south of Bethlehem and Bitronot/Brosh, northern Jordan Valley); and over 12,000 units in occupied East Jerusalem and the Old City, among other illegal settlement projects.

Australia Abstained and New Zealand voted in favour of the Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, over their natural resources

14 December 2015 in 2015

At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 18 September 2015, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its seventieth session the item entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” and to allocate it to the Second Committee.
The Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.2/70/L.21 by a recorded vote of 156 to 7, with 9 abstentions.

Statement by Dr. Saeb Erekat – PLO Secretary General and Head of the High National Committee for the International Criminal Court on the imprisonment of MP Khalida Jarrar

11 December 2015 in 2015

The conviction by an Israeli Military Court of Comrade Khalida Jarrar, a democratically-elected member of our parliament and the High National Committee for the International Criminal Court (ICC), is a reflection of the daily oppression and Apartheid policies imposed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people.

Statement by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on Home Demolitions

09 December 2015 in 2015

Demolishing homes is one of the most immoral policies conducted by the Israeli occupation. Forcible displacement of Palestinians is part of the ongoing Nakba aimed at displacing our people and replacing them with foreign settlers. The home demolitions in Jerusalem have reached such an intolerable degree that Palestinians are virtually prevented from building on their own land, while the occupation authorities continue to justify the systematic collective punishment of our people.

Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

30 November 2015 in 2015

To mark International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific organized in collaboration with UNIC Canberra and the Council of Arab Ambassadors an event at Palace Electric Cinema in Canberra.
The official proceedings were opened by The UN Secretary-General’s message for the Day read out by Mr. Christopher Woodthorpe Director of UNIC Canberra, followed by Guest of honor and Palestinian Film maker and Director of Open Bethlehem Ms Leila Sansour, and then H.E Mr Mohamed Mael-Ainin, Ambassador of Morocco, Dean of the Council of Arab Ambassadors, and then the Ambassador of the State of Palestine H.E. Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi.
The ceremony included the screening of the film “Idol”.

Visit of the Former Commissioner-General of UNRWA to Canberra

30 November 2015 in 2015

On the 30th of November 2015 The Palestinian Ambassador Izzat Abdulhadi held important talks with the Former Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Mr. Pierre Kraehenbuehl at a working dinner attended by the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan H.E. Rima Aladdin, the Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon Mr. Milad Raad and UNRWA’s Director for planning and the UNRWA Director for PR.

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