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.

Tayseer Khaled: Dismantling the UNRWA depends on the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes


Tayseer Khaled , PLO Executive Committee member , member of the Politbureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine described the Israeli PM Netanyahu's call to dissolve the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) during his meeting with USA Ambassador to the UNs, Nikki Hailey last week, as rude and provocative that aimed at eradicating the international witness of the Israeli war crimes and displacement of the Palestinian people from their cities and villages in 1948.

PLO welcomes Amnesty International campaign to ban Israeli settlement products


ban all Israeli settlement products from international markets. “This has been a longstanding Palestinian demand from the international community,” said PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat. “Rather than a political position, this is a legal obligation on all States. There is no need to reiterate that settlements are illegal under international law while still allowing their products to be traded in international markets. Israel’s colonial settlement enterprise negates the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination.”

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.