Dr. Saeb Erekat Calls Upon the International Community to Hold Israel Accountable for its Systematic Violation of Palestinian Political...


Dr. Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee, today saluted the Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli jails for their acts of heroism and steadfastness in resisting Israel's oppressive practices. Dr. Erekat said: “We call upon Palestinians everywhere to support the national movement of the Palestinian prisoners in their hunger strike against the Israeli illegal racist policies that gravely violate the international humanitarian law and the international human rights law”.

Tayseer Khaled : denounces Israel for preventing Anwar Makhlouf from Visiting Palestine


Tayseer Khaled , member of the Executive Committee and Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, expressed his solidarity with Mr. Anwar Makhlouf, the Executive Director of the Palestinian Federation in Chile, who was prevented by the Israeli occupation authorities from entering the Palestinian Territories through Al-Karama crossing , under the pretext of participation in International BDS Campaign.

The Israeli Government Approves Construction of a New Settlement & Provides New Budgets to Develop Others


The Palestinian people throughout the entire world mark the 41st anniversary of the Land Day in order to reaffirm their steadfastness to their land, while the occupation government imposing a de-facto position on the ground attempting to obliterate this fact as its policies are based on confiscating and grabbing more and more of the Palestinian lands.

Tayseer Khaled warns against falling prey to "curbing" of construction in settlements


Tayseer Khalid, a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, a member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, warned that the USA administration was exerting pressure on the Israeli government to curb construction in settlements and called on all concerned party not to compete in marketing the administration's policy towards settlements, both in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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.