Today, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for refusing to attend its Universal Periodic Review conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which was scheduled to take place yesterday, January 29:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that despite a change in Israel’s government, the Palestinian preconditions for negotiating with Israel would remain the same.
In a letter to the secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, illustrated the Palestinian prisoners' plight and Israeli brutal killing of Palestinian Civilians.
Over and again, the Palestinian leadership has been asked: What are our expectations of the Israeli elections? Our answer: Peace is nowhere in sight.
Predictably, over the past few weeks Israeli and foreign media have been hounding us for our expectations of the Israeli elections, and whether there will be any chance of a future breakthrough. Our answer is that the likely outcome does not bode well for the chances of peace.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the Free Samer Issawi
Campaign calls on all people of conscience across the globe to stand with
Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Samer Issawi in his fight
for freedom and justice. He has been on hunger strike for over 178 days now
protesting the injustice of his detention and that of all the other
Palestinian political prisoners!
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
The National Strategy for the Millennium Development Goals reaffirms the Palestinian commitment towards the Millennium Declaration and the mobilization of resources in order to achieve the Goals by the year 2015.
The Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development has been leading and coordinating the efforts of different partners in order to monitor the progress of achieving the MDG goals.
Al-Haq is pleased to announce the publication of the position paper "Feasting on the Occupation: Illegality of Settlement Produce and the Responsibility of EU Member States under International Law." The study examines the extent to which trading in settlement produce has become an essential step in the consolidation of Israel's illegal settlement enterprise.
Shortly after the United Nations General Assembly voted in late November to upgrade the status of the Palestinians, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that it would advance plans to establish a settlement in an area of the West Bank known as E-1, and that it would build 3,000 additional housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.
The Secretary-General is following with concern developments regarding the announced plans for Israeli settlement construction in the so-called E1 area, on which he expressed his grave disappointment in his statement of 2 December. He notes that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law. The Secretary-General repeats his call that any such settlement plans for E-1 must be rescinded.