UNRWA Press Release
Since its 1967 occupation of East Jerusalem, Israel’s legal and administrative actions in Jerusalem have sought to assert it as a sovereign part of Israel with a solid Jewish majority. To this end, Israeli policies encourage Jewish-Israeli settlement while forcibly transferring the indigenous Palestinian population.
The Ambassador and staff of the Embassy of the State of Palestine in Canberra would like to extend their warm greetings to all women around the world and express, in particular, congratulations for their hard-fought and ongoing gains in rights and equality.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the passing of a second and third reading of a draft law that allows the Israeli government to withdraw residency rights from Palestinian Jerusalemites it considers to be involved in activities against Israel.
March 1, 2018
Jerusalem is one of the most important religious cities for the three monotheistic religions. It hosts thousands of religious, archeological, and heritage sites that are holy for billions of people worldwide. Over the centuries, traditions and agreements between the various religions and religious groups have been forged to set forth...
This report provides a detailed narrative of the main policies and practices of the illegal colonial occupation as well as the systematic assaults against the Palestinian people in the occupied City of Jerusalem during 2017. The report also presents an account of the escalating violations and intensifying arbitrary measures exercised...
“The decision by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation to strip the High Court of jurisdiction over Palestinian cases regarding land and property confiscation and to refer them to the “Jerusalem District Court” will entrench the military occupation indefinitely.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced recent Israeli attacks on Churches, primarily the Jerusalem “Municipality’s” decision to collect Church taxes and the planned proposal by the Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation to approve legislation to expropriate Church land in Occupied Jerusalem:
"We, the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem - the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate - are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches...