Archives - June 2019

30
Jun

UN official says any peace plan will fail without international law framework

Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Palestine, said in a statement yesterday that without the framework of international law, any peace plan is destined to failure. “Without the framework of international law, any peace plan, including the forthcoming proposal from the United States, will crash upon the shoals of political realism,” …

30
Jun

Sheikh Sabri: Deal of the century will fail

Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, Aqsa Mosque preacher, said that the American plan to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which is called the deal of the century, would be doomed to failure. In his Friday khutba (sermon) at the Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Sabri warned that the deal of the century is aimed at excluding Jerusalem and the right …

30
Jun

Premier calls for immediate release of Jerusalem Minister

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today upon the Israeli occupation authorities to immediate release the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Faid Hadmi, who was arrested by Israeli police from his house in the city last night. Shtayyeh called upon the international community and the European Union to pressure Israel to release Hadmi and to condemn the …

28
Jun

International community shows outstanding support to the UN Palestine Refugee Agency

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) received the outstanding support of the representatives of states and institutions at its annual international Pledging Conference held on 25 June in New York. Representatives of states and institutions unanimously commended the Agency’s role in preserving the rights and dignity …

28
Jun

Official PLO position on Manama workshop

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued today the following statement on its official position from the US-sponsored Manama workshop: “The PLO Executive Committee reaffirms that the lack of political and legal dimensions in the presentation of the so-called plan presented by the Trump administration in the Manama diversionary sideshow are grounds for its sealed fate …

28
Jun

Israeli police kill Palestinian youth in Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation police on Thursday evening killed a Palestinian citizen and injured four others in al-Isawiya town north of Jerusalem city. Wafa reported that the Israeli police heavily and randomly opened fire at a group of Palestinian youths instantly killing Mohammed Obaid, 20, and wounding four others. While the residents were appealing for letting …

26
Jun

Erekat: Manama workshop a deviation from the solution to ending occupation

As the Manama Economic Workshop is taking place today in the Bahraini capital of Manama, senior PLO official, Dr. Saeb Erekat said  that the Palestinian right to self-determination, freedom, and independence should be honored through the implementation of UN resolutions and international law, adding that this is the only way to peace and prosperity. “Our …

26
Jun

Palestinian protesters reject US-sponsored Bahrain meeting

Thousands of Palestinians have staged rallies in both the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip to express their resentment at a forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain, which would seek to advance President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century.” Rallies were held …

26
Jun

Bahar calls Bahrain workshop “conference of conspiracy”

Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), has described the Bahrain economic workshop as the conference of conspiracy and sedition. In a press release, Bahar said that the Bahrain meeting “constitutes a political, moral and humanitarian crime.’ He called on the participating Arab states to respect the Palestinian people’s national feelings and …

24
Jun

Foreign Ministry describes US peace plan as Balfour Declaration II

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described today the new US-led economic plan for the Middle East, titled “prosperity for peace”, as the second Balfour Declaration. “This project does not talk about the economy of the Palestinian state and its components, but tries to whitewash the occupation and settlement,” the ministry said in a …

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