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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.

Dr. Ashrawi on the adoption of three UNHRC resolutions regarding the occupied State of Palestine

30 March 2015 in 2015

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said:

“On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we express our great appreciation and gratitude to the members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) who assumed a principled, courageous and just stand and overwhelmingly voted in favor of three UNHRC resolutions regarding the occupied State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, at the 28th regular session of the UNHRC.”

Dr. Ashrawi: “The U.S. is finally coming to the realization that Israeli actions are no longer acceptable”

26 March 2015 in 2015

“For so long, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was provided with the full immunity to create havoc and to do so much damage on the ground at the expense of Palestinian lives, lands and resources, and as a result, he has destroyed the two-state solution. However, the U.S. is finally coming to the realization that Israeli actions are no longer acceptable.”

Australian Labor Party Reaches an Agreement on Palestine

03 March 2015 in 2015

The Australian Labour Party weighed in on the Palestinian Israel issue at its 2015 National Conference reaching an 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 Labor Government.

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