RESOLUTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE OIC COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS ON“ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER’S STATED INTENTION...

2019-09-15

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), convening at an extraordinary meeting held at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, on 15 September 2019 (16 Muharram 1441H), at the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the “Israeli Prime Minister’s stated intention to annex territories in the Occupied West Bank”;

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Israel's Plan to Annex all of its Illegal Settlements Starting with the Jordan Valley

2019-09-11

Israel's plan to annex the Jordan Valley, an integral part of occupied Palestine, is manifestly illegal and merely adds to Israel’s long history of violations of international law; including its annexation of Jerusalem, the Latroun Valley, and the Syrian Golan Heights. Israel's unprecedented culture of impunity, enabled by international inaction, is the only explanation for Mr. Netanyahu's audacity in using annexation as an election ploy, and asking the Israeli public to facilitate yet another Israeli crime.

The Whole World Now Witnessed Trump and Netanyahu’s Racist, Annexationist Synergy Opinion by Dr. Saeb Erekat is the Secretary...

2019-08-16

Israel's decision to ban Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from officially visiting occupied Palestine (and insisting on oppressive conditions for Rep. Tlaib to make a private family visit) is the outcome of the ideological synergy between the Trump administration and the Israeli government.

Dr. Ashrawi: International Sanctions are required to confront escalating Israeli settlement construction

2019-08-08

The Palestinian leadership strongly condemns the approval of nearly three thousand illegal settlement units in the past 48 hours by the Israeli government. Israel's Prime Minister is expanding illegal settlements in the heart of the occupied West Bank, like “Beit El”, for cynical election calculations that leverage traditional financial and political support from senior US administration officials, including Jared Kushner and David Friedman. Constructing settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, is a grave violation of international humanitarian law that the Rome Statute specifically considers a war crime

The Whole World Now Witnessed Trump and Netanyahu’s Racist, Annexationist Synergy Opinion by Dr. Saeb Erekat...

2019-08-16

Israel's decision to ban Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from officially visiting occupied Palestine (and insisting on oppressive conditions for Rep. Tlaib to make a private family visit) is the outcome of the ideological synergy between the Trump administration and the Israeli government.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on the discussions over Item 7 in the UN Human Rights Council: Without accountability, there will...

2019-07-07

Last month marked 52 years since the beginning of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Decades of flagrant violations UN resolutions and Israeli obligations under international law have resulted in the systematic denial of the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Not only do we have the right, but the responsibility, to make use of all international forums available, including under Item 7 of the Human Rights Council, in order to exercise our basic human rights.

PA’s Erekat censures US envoys over unveiling of ‘fake’ archaeological site

2019-07-02

Palestinians and anti-settlement activists see it as another attempt by Israel to cement its control over East Jerusalem. Saeb Erekat said he believed the tunnel was a project being used by Israeli right-wingers to further Israel’s claim on East Jerusalem and advance settlement growth there. “It has nothing to do with religion, it is fake,” he told journalists at his office in Ramallah in the West Bank.