PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on Continued Israeli Demolitions of Palestinian Homes and Properties
Throughout the past 24 hours, over 30 Palestinian families lost their homes in Qalandiya Village, Ras Al-Amud and Al-Isawiya following the destruction of their properties by the Israeli Occupation Forces. This crude attack conducted by heavily armed forces against a defenseless people under occupation is a clear demonstration of Israel’s intention...
PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on expansion of the illegal Gilo settlement
We strongly condemn the decision of the occupation authorities to advance plans to build 770 units in the illegal settlement of Gilo, built on lands of the Palestinian towns and villages of: Beit Jala, Beit Safafa and Wallajeh, between Bethlehem and Occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Ambassador Address at the Center for Defense and Strategic Studies in Canberra
The Palestinian Ambassador has delivered a lecture on the "Palestinian Perspective" of the Palestine Israel conflict at the Center for Defense and Strategic Studies (CDSS) in Canberra. This lecture was designed as an integral part of a training course for high ranking officers from 25 countries studying at the Australian...
Dr. Ashrawi delivers the closing keynote speech at the 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference
PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi delivered the closing keynote address entitled, “Framing Current Issues in Palestine,” at the 5th Annual Palestinian Diaspora Conference yesterday which was sponsored by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) and the Know Thy Heritage (KTH) program; the Conference was held on July...
Israeli settlements: EU fails to act on its diplomats' report
The EU has sidelined a call from its most senior diplomats in Jerusalem to step up efforts to halt trade with Jewish settlements in occupied territory despite Brussels’ repeated public protests that the settlements are illegal and threaten the prospects for a two-state solution.
Statement by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Riyad Mansour before the United Nations Security Council, Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine question, New York, 12 July 2016
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and National Population Committee On the Eve of the International Population Day 11/7/2016
The Estimated Population of Palestine at mid 2016 was about 4.81 Million
Dr. Saeb Erekat on the Quartet Report
Our first reading of the Quartet Report is clear. It does not meet our expectations as a nation living under a foreign colonial military occupation; wherein it attempts to equalize the responsibilities between a people under occupation and a foreign military occupier.
UN Secretary-General on Israeli decisions regarding new construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem
The Secretary-General strongly criticizes the decision by Israeli authorities to advance plans to build some 560 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, as well as the advancement of plans to build 240 housing units in a number of settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.
Dr. Saeb Erekat on Israeli Killing of Palestinian Teenager Mahmoud Badran
Last night, the Israeli Occupation Forces opened fire at a car in the area between Beit Ur Al- Tahta and Beit Sira, carrying a group of Palestinian teenagers coming back from a visit to the only nearby swimming pool.