“On the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe”), a grave historical injustice that continues today, the U.S. will officially relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, reneging on longstanding American commitments and policies and violating the most basic requisites of justice and legality.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned today’s passing of the first reading of a draft law that would allow the Israeli Defense Ministry to control the funds allocated to Palestinian prisoners and their families from custom revenues transferred to the Palestinian government by Israel.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned yesterday’s passing of the first reading of a draft law that defines Israel ‘as the Jewish and democratic nation state of the Jewish people’ and affirms ‘the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historic homeland’: “Once again, Israel...
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi
Ahead of Palestinian Prisoners' Day (April 17), PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi issued the following statement:
Four Australians, two Muslims and two Christians, who had been invited by the Palestinian Authority to attend an international conference on Jerusalem at Ramallah in the West Bank, on 11 and 12 April, were prevented by Israeli officials from entering Israel from Jordan on Wednesday.
“Yesterday marked the one-week anniversary of the ongoing “Great March of Return” which affirms the right of return for Palestinian refugees. However, despite the fact that the protestors were unarmed, Israeli forces deliberately targeted Palestinians with sniper fire, live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets. At least 27 Palestinians...
During the recent 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, only the United States and Australia voted against all five resolutions condemning Israel’s illegal occupation and denial of Palestinian human rights.
“In March 1976, the Israeli government announced its decision to expropriate thousands of dunams of land belonging to Palestinian citizens of Israel. Consequently, thousands of indigenous Palestinians from the Galilee to the Naqab demonstrated against such a move, and on March 30, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were murdered and...
Israeli occupation laid hand over more than 85% of the total area of historical land of Palestine, which totals about 27,000 km2. Arabs comprise 48% of the total population, but utilize only 15% of the land.