Archives - September 2019

18
Sep

Euro-Med, IRDG address HRC over forced disappearance of Palestinians

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Right Monitor and the International Institute for Rights and Development – Geneva (IRDG) have expressed their deep concern over the Saudi authorities’ illegal detention of dozens of Palestinians and cases of forced disappearance. This came in a joint statement by Euro-Med and IRDG read during the 42nd ordinary session of the Human …

18
Sep

EU slams Israel’s settlements as “serious breach of international law”

Shortly after the Israeli government approved the establishment of a new settlement on the outskirts of Jericho city, the European Union slammed all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, as a serious breach of international law. “The European Union reiterates that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, are …

18
Sep

OIC council of foreign ministers holds Israel fully responsible for consequences of colonial policies in occupied Palestine

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held fully responsible the Israeli government for the consequences of its colonial policies in the occupied territory of the State of Palestine, including the Israeli Prime Minister’s dangerous pledge deliberately seeking to undermine international efforts for a just, lasting …

12
Sep

UN chief denounces Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be illegal and gut prospects for regional peace. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” he said in a statement. “They …

12
Sep

PSC calls on UK gov’t to hold Israel accountable for ongoing violations of international law

Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The comments were made just a week before fresh elections take place in …

12
Sep

Maldives condemns Netanyahu’s threat to annex parts of the West Bank

The government of Maldives, on Wednesday, condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to annex and apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of West Bank if he were re-elected in next week’s general elections. During a televised news conference, Netanyahu implied that the annexation …

11
Sep

UNRWA Commissioner-General calls for urgent political and financial support at Arab League

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA), Pierre  Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to the work and role of the Agency. Addressing the 152nd session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers …

11
Sep

Ashrawi: Netanyahu’s announced annexation plans are criminal, threaten international peace and security

The Israeli prime minister’s announcement of his intention to annex the entirety of the Jordan valley and Dead Sea as well as his plan to annex all illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank is unquestionably reprehensible. The gravity of this clear statement of criminal intent is compounded by the assured close coordination and …

11
Sep

Arab condemnations of Netanyahu’s statements to annex Palestinian land

Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia strongly condemned today statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged to annex the occupied Jordan Valley in the east of the West Bank if elected. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said from Cairo where Arab foreign ministers were meeting that Netanyahu’s declaration is a dangerous escalation …

9
Sep

Haneyya calls for building national strategy to save Palestinian cause

Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya has called for building a Palestinian strategy to deal with the challenges facing the Palestinian cause, especially the threats coming from the US deal of the century. Haneyya made his remarks during ‘the popular conference to confront the deal of the century and preserve the right of return” …

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