Briefing with the Diplomatic Representatives in Palestine, with Dr. Saeb Erakat S.G. PLO Executive Committee .

2020-05-28

Attendance: Egypt, Uruguay, Canada, Australia, Japan, Ecuador, Venezuela, Switzerland, Norway, Chile, Turkey, Argentine, Holy See, Tunisia, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom and Russia. Dr. Erekat presented the conclusions of the PLO leadership in the context of systematic Israeli and US violations, as well as the steps taken by the US Administration to undermine international law and the basic prospects for a just and lasting peace. He expressed that this should hopefully serve as an “eye opener” for the international coommunity as PM Netanyahu sees the current situation as an opportunity to move towards annexation. Dr. Erekat emphasized that Palestine is not going to meet with the US Administration nor will it accept to take part in any effort that considers the US annexation plan as part of any formula. This plan is about Apartheid and nothing else. Palestine has requested a meeting of the Quartet “plus” at ministerial level. While it was explained that we have seen important positions taken by various countries, and letters sent by members of the US Senate and Congress against annexation, it has all fall short of taking action, which should be the focus.

Launch of the book "The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID19"

2020-05-23

The book entitled "The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID19" was launched yesterday by Diyar publishing, motivated by the need to provide an overview of the effects of the Corona pandemic in Palestine from different angles; politics, economics, health, gender-based violence and religion, those were covered through the contributions of eleven prominent Palestinian figures.

Palestine Refugees: A Permanent State of Emergency for 72 Years

2020-05-13

It is inhumane to live a permanent state of emergency through all the years of your life, but this has been the case for Palestine refugees following the Nakba, the Catastrophe of 1948, when the Zionist gangs forcibly uprooted them from their homeland and scattered them all over the world. With every renewed catastrophe, the state of emergency continues for Palestine refugees, their children, and grandchildren, either due to Israel's ongoing crimes inside occupied Palestine or due to security, political, and economic conditions and disturbances in host countries and beyond.

Shutdown of Palestinian events in occupied East Jerusalem after the Trump Administration’s illegal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s...

2020-05-09

Al-Quds, Jerusalem has always been the political, administrative and spiritual heart of Palestine. Occupied East Jerusalem is the natural socio-economic, cultural and political center for the State of Palestine given its history, geographic centrality, commercial vitality and wealth of religious and cultural heritage sites.

Palestine Refugees: A Permanent State of Emergency for 72 Years

2020-05-13

It is inhumane to live a permanent state of emergency through all the years of your life, but this has been the case for Palestine refugees following the Nakba, the Catastrophe of 1948, when the Zionist gangs forcibly uprooted them from their homeland and scattered them all over the world. With every renewed catastrophe, the state of emergency continues for Palestine refugees, their children, and grandchildren, either due to Israel's ongoing crimes inside occupied Palestine or due to security, political, and economic conditions and disturbances in host countries and beyond.

Dr. Saeb Erakat, Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee : Settlements expansion in the Jordan Valley...

2020-03-24

Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation and in accordance with the Israeli Allon plan, Israel has been taking over Jordan Valley lands through the implementation of the policy of dispossession of the Palestinians , 20% of the West Bank land is declared as closed military areas or firing zones, and the majority of that is in the Jordan Valley, Morethan 100,000 dunums in the Jordan Valley have been allocated for settler agriculture use. 95% of the Jordan Valley is Area C according to the Oslo interim agreement. And finally, most of Israeli declared nature reserves are located in the Jordan Valley and along the west coast of the Dead Sea.

Saeb Erakat on the Increase in Israel’s illegal colonial-settlement expansion

2020-03-19

This is not an isolated event ,but is taking place in the context of of an Israeli annexation plan presented as a US peace initiative which aims at normalizing crimes under international law, including annexation and Apartheid, while perpetuating the denial of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.