On the occasion of the seventy-year anniversary of Partition and the fortieth anniversary of marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:
Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The year 2017 is coming to an end as Israel continues to commit war crimes and ruthless violations of international humanitarian and human rights law against the land and people of Palestine. Throughout 2017, Israel announced the construction of thousands of settlement units throughout the Occupied State of Palestine and...
In response to media inquiries concerning the U.S. administration’s refusal to extend the waiver of statutory restrictions on the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States in Washington D.C., PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned such a move and said:
On this day twenty-nine years ago, the Palestinian National Council adopted the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, declaring the independence of the State of Palestine and affirming its support of international law, United Nations resolutions and values of respect and tolerance.
Today we mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, when the British colonial power promised Palestine, a land that wasn’t theirs, to the Zionist movement, thus ignoring the political and national rights of the indigenous Palestinian people.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the dangerous plan proposed by Israel’s Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin to split off the Palestinian neighborhoods situated next to the Apartheid Wall from the so-called Jerusalem Municipality, placing them under a new Israeli jurisdiction. Elkin’s plan specifically targets the Shoufat refugee...
Entitled Britain: Make it Right, this video explores the Balfour Declaration’s ongoing legacy of injustice and Britain’s refusal to take responsibility for this shameful colonial legacy.
We have been working hard on a global campaign with Palestinians locally, those in exile and with our supporters. A large part of the campaign will be played out on social media, and this is where your help and the help of your advocates will give the campaign the important...
“We strongly condemn Israel’s plans to approve the construction of 176 units in the illegal settlement of Nof Zion which is located inside the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal Al Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem.