Statement by Dr. Saeb Erekat on inauguration of the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Train

2018-09-23

The Tel Aviv – Jerusalem Train is part of the Israeli government’s agenda of turning its occupation into annexation. Israel is illegally making use of occupied Palestinian land, in this case in the Latroun Valley, as well as in the villages of Beit Iksa and Beit Surik, for its benefit as the occupying power. This is a further violation of International Humanitarian Law as well as it shows how the Israeli government continues to erode the 1967 border.

Dr. Ashrawi condemns the Trump administration’s decision to revoke the visas of the family of Head of the PLO General Delegation...

2018-09-16

On Tuesday, the U.S. administration informed staff at the PLO General Delegation Office in Washington D.C. of the guidelines for closing down the office. The employees were ordered to cease all operations, close down all bank accounts, and they were told that there would be no renewal of the lease. The staff was given until October 13 to vacate the premises. The U.S. administration also revoked the visas of Ambassador Husam Zomlot’s wife and two children despite their being valid until 2020. Ambassador Zomlot’s son Said,7, who is in second grade, and daughter Alma, 5,

Dr. Saeb Erekat on the 36th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila Massacre

2018-09-16

The massacre of Sabra and Shatila is not only a reminder of the barbaric crimes committed against our people but overall it highlights the effects of the impunity granted to Israel and its officials by the international community. This massacre was the main responsibility of Ariel Sharon, who was also responsible for many other war crimes committed against the people of Palestine.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on the Announcement to Close the Palestinian Mission in Washington

2018-09-10

We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian Mission to the US. This is yet another affirmation of the Trump Administration’s policy to collectively punish the Palestinian people, including by cutting financial support for humanitarian services including health and education. To this regard, we will take the necessary measures to protect the rights of our citizens living in the United States to access their consular services.

Dr. Ashrawi condemns the Trump administration’s decision to revoke the visas of the family of Head of the PLO...

2018-09-16

On Tuesday, the U.S. administration informed staff at the PLO General Delegation Office in Washington D.C. of the guidelines for closing down the office. The employees were ordered to cease all operations, close down all bank accounts, and they were told that there would be no renewal of the lease. The staff was given until October 13 to vacate the premises. The U.S. administration also revoked the visas of Ambassador Husam Zomlot’s wife and two children despite their being valid until 2020. Ambassador Zomlot’s son Said,7, who is in second grade, and daughter Alma, 5,

Statement by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on the Trump Administration’ withdrawal from the UN Human...

2018-06-21

The Trump Administration continues its efforts to promote international anarchy by withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, after having withdrawn from UNESCO and the Paris Agreement, among others. Their choice has been to side with the Israel's colonization of Palestine, rather than the rule of international law and UN resolutions.

Response to Jason Greenblatt The Trump Administration, Peddling Israeli Extremism, Is Killing the Peace Process,...

2018-06-11

It has become quite evident that the current U.S. administration has become the main campaigner for Israel in crushing Palestinian national and human rights. For the past few months, American officials have continued to voice their approval of the ongoing killing of Palestinian protestors in Gaza, of Israeli colonial settlement announcements, and of a new wave of racist Israeli laws (that not only discriminate against Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, but also against Palestinian citizens of Israel.)