1 September 2015 – A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if current economic trends persist
Media Brief- NAD, August 18, 2015: the occupying power, systemically abuses Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, holding them as hostages to exert pressure on the Palestinian leadership to pay a heavy political price for their release. Since 1967, Israel arrested more than 800,000 Palestinians and incarcerated them in Israeli jails. Today, there are around 5,820 Palestinian political prisoners scattered over 20 Israeli jails, detentions and investigation centers, and more than 450 administrative detainees, including 10 elected legislative Council members.
Dr. Riyad Al-Maliki ,the Minister of Foreign Affairs, mourned the Martyrdom of Saed Dawabsheh, the father of the burned toddler ,Ali Dawabsheh in Duma Village ( south of Nablus), who died of serious wounds during the latest settlers’ terrorist group attack on their home a week ago as they were sleeping.
HAGUE, August 3, 2015 - Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr.Riyad Al-Malki Monday, following formal instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas, handed over the file prepared on settlers’ violence against the Palestinian people, to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) headquarters in Hague.
In a letter transmitting the UNRWA Commissioner-General’s Special Report to the General Assembly, the Secretary-General expresses his deep concern over the financial situation confronting the Agency and the humanitarian, political and security consequences that will result if adequate and sustainable financing for 2015 and beyond is not made available immediately.
The Australian Labour Party weighed in on the Palestinian Israel issue at its 2015 National Conference reaching a agreement on the subject that may see Australia acknowledging a Palestinian state based on two aspects– no deal formed at the next round of peace talks and a successfully elected Federal Labour Government.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
“In the strongest possible terms, we denounce the deliberate torching and killing of one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian baby Ali Saad Dawabsha and the serious injury of his parents Saad and Reham and his 4-year-old brother Ahmad.
We hold the Israeli Government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha (1,5 years old) and the injury of his mother and brother. This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism. Since 2004, over 11,000 settler attacks have taken place against Palestinian homes, cars, churches, mosques, trees and others with full impunity.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of a law that allows the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike:
“Such a law is a politically-motivated mechanism of torture which constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and conventions. According to the World Medical Assembly’s Declaration of Malta on Hunger Strikers of November 1991, ‘forcible feeding is never ethically acceptable. Even if intended to benefit, feeding accompanied by threats, coercion, force or use of physical restraints is a form of inhuman and degrading treatment.’
The Australian Labor Party Conference:
AFFIRMS Labor's support for an enduring and just two-state solution to
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the right of Israel to live
in peace within secure borders internationally recognised and agreed by
the parties, and reflecting the legitimate aspirations of the
Palestinian people to also live in peace and security within their own state.