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Statement by PLO Executive Committee Member and Head of the ICC Higher National Committee Dr. Saeb Erekat on Palestine's Official Accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

20 April 2015 in 2015

April 1, is a historic day in the struggle for justice, freedom, and peace for our people and all those seeking justice worldwide. Today marks the official membership of the State of Palestine to the International Criminal Court, reflecting Palestine's commitment to justice, international law, and human rights. Our determination to protect our people against the injustice of those responsible for war crimes is underscored by our nation’s accession to the Rome Statute and submission to the ICC’s jurisdiction.

the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program will feature Pitch Battle on April 14 at 8pm

13 April 2015 in 2015

At 8pm next Tuesday evening, 14 April, the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program will feature Pitch Battle, a documentary about the Palestinian team that visited Australia this year to compete in the Asian Cup.
Pitch Battle follows Abdelhamid Abu Habib, an exile from Gaza who lives on the West Bank and hasn’t been home in three years, and the team’s assistant coach, Saeb Jundiyeh, who lost the top two floors of his house in the Gaza war. Team boss is Jibril Rajoub, a former security aide to Yasser Arafat who spent more than 15 years inside Israeli prisons.

Dr. Ashrawi: “The current situation in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp is a heartbreaking catastrophe”

08 April 2015 in 2015

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:

“The current situation in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp is a heartbreaking catastrophe. Since December 2012, tens of thousands of men, women and children, most of whom are Palestinian refugees, have been forced to flee and have had their lives torn apart by war. The 18,000 residents who remain in Yarmouk are in great danger from extremist groups, including Da’ish (ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State), that are seeking to take full control of the Camp.

Statement by PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on the situation at Al Yarmouk Camp

08 April 2015 in 2015

The persecution and slaughtering of Palestinian refugees continues in a conflict that isn’t theirs.


For four years now, Al- Yarmouk refugee camp continues to be the victim of the internal Syrian conflict despite the repeated reiteration by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the vast majority of the Palestinian groups of our longstanding position of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

Reports of kidnappings, beheadings and mass killings are coming out from Al- Yarmouk, which is under a brutal campaign of murder and occupation at the hands of the terrorist group of Daesh and its allies.

Dr. Ashrawi on the 39th commemoration of Land Day

30 March 2015 in 2015

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:

“On March 30, 1976, as thousands of Palestinians inside Israel protested Israeli plans to steal 60,000 dunams of land in the Galilee, six Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured and arrested.

Thirty-nine years later, in the face of the brutal military occupation imposed by Israel, the Palestinian people still remain steadfast in their struggle to defend their inalienable rights to independence, freedom and justice.

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