A draft United Nations Security Council resolution prepared by New Zealand which seeks to promote renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations by cutting out the International Criminal Court is seriously misguided, Amnesty International said today.
The draft resolution calls on Israel and Palestine to “to refrain from referring… a situation concerning Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories to the International Criminal Court.”
In video footage obtained by Ma'an, Israeli officials have been captured on film hurling abuse at a 13-year-old Palestinian child accused of stabbing two Israelis in East Jerusalem last month during the child's interrogation.
The footage shows segments of the interrogation of Ahmad Manasra, 13, as Israeli detectives yell curses and verbally abuse the child, while questioning him about the incident and his motives.
JERUSALEM, November 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned in a statement released on Monday the Israeli government’s approval of the construction of 2,200 new housing units in two West Bank settlements, as well as a plan to organize two settlement outposts.
It said the Israeli decision undermines any chance of a two-state solution and attempts to revive peace talks.
The latest Op-Ed by Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, entitled “The Palestinian People Ask: Where is Israel’s F.W. de Klerk”, published in Wall Street Journal, on November 7th, 2015*.
The latest Op-Ed by Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh, Central Committee Member of Fatah and head of PECDAR, entitled “Obama, Ask Netanyahu Straight Out: Do You Believe in the Two-state Solution?” published in Haaretz on November 8th, 2015.
Negotiation Affairs Department issued a report on November 5th, 2015 highlighting key points to remember when reporting on Occupied Palestine. These key points include;Israel occupies the State of Palestine. The main issue is the Israeli Occupation.Palestinian Recognition of Israel was met with more Colonization. For Israel, forcible displacement and colonization are an official policy, not the two-state solution. East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Occupied State of Palestine. Israeli settlements in Occupied East Jerusalem are as illegal as settlements in the rest of the Occupied State of Palestine. The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound is under Israeli Occupation just as the rest of East Jerusalem. Israel has effectively changed Al-Aqsa’s Status Quo ...
04 October 2015, East Jerusalem, In Tokyo today, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl was received by H.E. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting, a first in the Agency's history, was an opportunity to express profound gratitude for Japan's long-standing and generous support to Palestine refugees and to the Agency's human development activities.
The special report issued by NAD November 1, 2015 emphasized the fact that Israeli incitement and attacks, carried out by the State of Israel against the Palestinian population
and its leadership, undermine all efforts to realize two independents states based on the 1967
borders. As the Israeli government continues its belligerent occupation, oppression and apartheid
policies, the Palestinian population is subjected to extrajudicial killings while protesting in defense
of its rights. Meanwhile, the international community remains silent.
In response to media inquiries, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi commented:
“By entertaining the possibility of establishing a special security court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is following in the footsteps of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein...
GENEVA, October 28, 2015 – Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, President Mahmoud Abbas Wedesnday said it is about time for Israel’s leaders to have the courage to make the right decisions before it is too late to make the two-state solution a reality. Read the full text.