Statement by H.E President Mahmoud Abbas Condemning the latest Terror Attack in Barcelona


We are horrified by the brutal terror attack that took place in Barcelona. Palestine condemns this heinous terrorist attack. We send our deep condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded. Barcelona is a city very close to the hearts of the Palestinian people. We send our solidarity to the King of Spain, the Spanish Government and the Spanish people, particularly to the people of Barcelona.

Statement by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat


Since July 14th we have faced a severe escalation in East Jerusalem provoked by Israel, the occupying power that includes measures taken regarding Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound. We have been coordinating with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in order to confront any attempts at changing the historical Status Quo of our Holy Sites, as well as to harm our people in Palestine’s occupied capital. I will continue this coordination with Jordan’s Foreign Minister, H.E Ayman Safadi. President Abbas conducted an excellent phone conversation with His Highness King Abdallah of Jordan, stressing that we have a common position with regards to the defense of our Holy Sites.

Dr. Saeb Erekat: We Totally Reject the Israeli Allegations about Palestinian Official Incitement.


We totally reject the Israeli allegations about Palestinian official incitement. Unlike the Israeli government, we are a leadership committed to the two-state solution and the full implementation of international law. Every time that there is a chance for peace, Israel tries to deviate attention by inventing new excuses, such as allegations of incitemen

50 Years of Israel’s Occupation: The Continued Expulsion of Palestinian Jerusalemites


This fact sheet focuses on the pretexts used by the Israeli occupying authorities in order to expel Palestinians from Jerusalem (Section I). However, it is impossible to separate the forcible transfer of Palestinians from the corresponding policy of replacing that population with an Israeli Jewish population, while physically and administratively isolating the city from the rest of the occupied West Bank. Sections II and III will therefore touch upon these elements in order to place the systematic policy of forced displacement into its broader context.

Dr. Saeb Erekat: Letter of Condolences to Sinn Fein


On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and of the State of Palestine, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences over the departure of our brother and comrade Martin McGuinness, a symbol of the just cause of the Irish people. We extend our condolences to his family, the Sinn Fein and all the Irish people

Israeli media following with interest Erekat blasts Congress for condemning UN resolution 2334


Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat blasted the U.S. Congress for overwhelmingly voting to condemn United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. The bipartisan House measure passed last week by a majority of 342-80. It said that Resolution 2334 "undermines the prospect of Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations" and "contributes to the politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel and represents a concerted effort to extract concessions from Israel outside of direct negotiations." The statement further demands that the UN repeal or fundamentally alter the measure it passed.

PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on latest Israeli steps regarding illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine...


All Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine are illegal regardless of any law passed by the Israeli parliament or any decision of an Israeli judge. Israel has a long history of attempts to “legalize” war crimes. This latest step shows the extremist Israeli government's confidence that the international community will not act. This culture of impunity continues to destroy the prospects to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.