President Mahmoud Abbas followed with great interest Secretary Kerry’ speech and reiterated his commitment to a just and lasting peace as a strategic option. President Abbas said:
Christmas, a Palestinian call for hope and justice, is a unique message that we have been carrying generation after generation, as a precious treasure that began in Palestine and is celebrated all over the world.
Today, in a momentous United Nations Security Council resolution, the international community has strongly condemned illegal Israeli settlement activity in Palestine.
Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, has warned on Friday that implementation of Donald Trump's pledge to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem would destroy any prospects for peace with Israel.
On 18 December, an Australian Delegation, led by the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steve Ciobo, visited Palestine to conduct meetings with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Palestinian Minister of National Economy Abeer Odeh.
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the Knesset’s approval of a bill that passed a preliminary reading which would “legalize” the annexation of Palestinian privately owned land and illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank, and said, “Such a bill constitutes a legal travesty.
All Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine are illegal regardless of any law passed by the Israeli parliament or any decision of an Israeli judge.
Statement by President Abbas at the occasion of the International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian people.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not just one of many conflicts in the region and the world. It is in many ways a long-standing, gaping wound that has fed tension and conflict throughout the Middle East and beyond.
In marking the 69th anniversary of the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (the Partition Plan) and the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, PLO Executive Committee Member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said: “This anniversary marks an occasion in which the international community decided to intervene negatively, and...