In a statement on Netanyahu’s persistent distortions and violations, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
"Netanyahu continues to engage in a discourse of deception and falsehood in which he also dishonestly accuses the Palestinian side, in particular President Mahmoud Abbas and the leadership, of incitement and spreading untruths. While Netanyahu exercises a language of hate and violence and carries out acts of extreme provocation, it has become clear that Netanyahu is the one who indulges in dangerous lies and active incitement. He engages in distortions and obfuscations on all fronts (we did not need the Hitler episode to prove that) in order to slander and dehumanize the Palestinians and to avoid dealing with the consequences for his own actions.
The time has come to put an end to such hallucinations and dangerous extremism. Clearly, there is a need for intervention and the identification of effective remedies, not only for the prevailing serious conditions, but also for the person who created them.”
In his speech, Ambassador Abdulhadi discussed the current political situation in Palestine and the role of the Australian Labor Party in support of national and political rights of the Palestinian people, including the immediate recognition of the State of Palestine.
Speech by the Ambassador of the state of Palestine Mr. Izzat Abdulhadi, during the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network “APAN” annual dinner on Sunday, 25 October 2015. These annual dinners help APAN to continue to passionately advocate for Palestine rights through the parliament, media, online and the public.
Statement by H.E. Dr. Riyad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, before the Security Council open debate on the Situation in the Middle East including the Palestine Question.
In reaction to Netanyahu’s remarks at the 37th Zionist Congress, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plummets new depths in fabricating blatant falsehoods, not only about current realities, but also in re-writing history. Such a disconnect from the real world is indeed alarming, particularly by someone who takes decisions that affect the lives of
The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific issued a press release on October 20, 2015 calling on The Security Council to provide immediate protection to the defenceless Palestinian Civilian population.
On 16 October 2015, Israeli Ambassador Roet addressed the UN Security Council in an emergency session on the escalating situation in Israel and Palestine. Below are his statements followed by facts disproving the statements.
Today's letter to Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and President of the Security Council (Spain).
"Since our last letter to you, on 12 October 2015, the Palestinian civilian population, including women and children, have continued to be killed, injured and terrorized as a result of Israel’s latest rampage of aggression throughout the Occupied State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem. As we continue to write these letters, we must emphasize that the purpose of writing them is not only to place on record the long list of crimes committed by the occupying Power against a defenseless and occupied civilian population but aimed at mobilizing the international community, in particular the Security Council, to immediately act to halt all of the occupying Power’s violations of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law."
4th letter to Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly and President of the Security Council (Spain) in one weeks time.
"Each day that passes, more innocent lives are lost as is any hope to reach a peaceful two-State solution in the future. The following are just some tragic examples of the latest Palestinian casualties and human rights violations caused by the brutal raids and attacks of the occupying forces and their terrorist settlers over the past three days. The list also includes some additional violations by the Israeli occupying forces against the Palestinian population under its occupation:"
Dr. Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, today held the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel responsible for the current situation.
During a press conference this morning, Erekat explained: “Israel has been carrying out organized terrorism and systematic incitement against the people of Palestine, and therefore the current situation should be considered as a natural consequence of decades of occupation, humiliation, oppression and racist policies.”