UN Third Committee overwhelmingly votes in favor of Palestine’s right for self-determination
The Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (Third Committee)of the United Nations overwhelmingly voted on Monday in favor of the right of the Palestinian people for self-determination.
PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat marking the National Day of the State of Palestine
We mark 28 years since the Palestine National Council, representing Palestinians all over the world, declared the State of Palestine on the 1967 border, endorsing all principles of international law and UN resolutions. This historic moment also marked the painful concession of recognizing Israel over 78% of historic Palestine.
Dr. Ashrawi: Israel is exploiting the outcome* of the American elections to escalate its illegal settlement activities
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly denounced the Jerusalem Municipality Planning and Construction Committee’s plans to authorize the construction of 1,440 new units in the illegal settlement of Ramat Shlomo, 3,000 units in the illegal settlement of Gilo and 2,600 units in the illegal settlement of Givat Hamatos:
Dr. Saeb Erekat – Balfour Declaration: Why Britain Cannot Continue to Avoid Its Responsibility
Palestinians need the U.K. to first and foremost recognize its historic responsibility and apologize. Rather than “mark” this grave insult to world justice, Britain needs to acknowledge its responsibility and commit to protecting and advancing the political, civil, and national rights of the Palestinian people.
Statement by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on UNESCO Resolutions regarding Occupied East Jerusalem
Israel's Illegal attempts to change the identity of Occupied East Jerusalem, including its Christian and Muslim traditions, have been ongoing since its occupation of the city in 1967. The State of Palestine, in full cooperation with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, through diplomatic channels, has been doing everything possible in...
Dr. Saeb Erekat: As long as Israel continues its settlements, a two-state solution is impossible
The strong international statements on the issue of Israel’s settlements, particularly from the U.S. State Department, are an indication of the lack of international recognition of Israel’s settlement enterprise in occupied Palestine. However, for the Palestinians, who have continuously suffered from Israeli settlements and its associated regime for more than...
Denied a human standard of living: The Gaza blockade has entered its tenth year
“I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to...
Statement by Ambassador Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, before the United Nations Security Council, Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine Question
U.S. Tells UN Security Council: Israeli Activities in West Bank Creating One-state Reality
Israeli policies in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, and particularly continued settlement construction were severely criticized in a special UN Security Council session on Friday.
The State of Palestine welcomes the first visit of a delegation from the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
The purpose of the mission is to raise awareness about the work of the Court, including its ongoing Preliminary Examination into the Situation in Palestine. This visit is built on the foundation of the frequent communications, regular contacts and exchanges between the State of Palestine and the Office of the...