Category - News

17
Nov

EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATIONS PROTESTS THE NEW SETTLEMENT PLAN IN JERUSALEM

European Union (EU) heads of mission, ambassadors and consuls of European countries organized a protest visit to the settlement of “Givat Hamatos”, east of occupied Jerusalem, to oppose the occupations decision to expand the settlement by 1257 new units. In a statement issued by the office of the Union’s representative in Palestine, the heads of …

17
Nov

GERMANY: ISRAEL’S CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SETTLEMENT UNITS IN JERUSALEM IS WRONG.

The German Foreign Ministry, on Monday, called on the Israeli occupation to withdraw its plan to build new settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement, the German Foreign Ministry expressed its concern about the occupation’s announcement of its plan to build new settlement units in the “Givat Hamatos” settlement in Jerusalem. The Ministry …

17
Nov

US LEGISLATOR: ISRAEL SEEKS LEGISLATION TO PUNISH THE PRO-PALESTINIAN MOVEMENTS

A Deborah Silcox, Legislator from Georgia, USA said that the Israeli consulate asked her to enact legislation to sanction pro-Palestinian movements, including the BDS movement. Legislator Silcox confirmed during a hearing of the Legislature the intervention by the Israeli occupation government to lobby US states to pass legislation aimed at punishing pro-Palestinian movements. In 2016, …

16
Nov

TURKEY DENOUNCES ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENT PLAN

Turkey yesterday denounced an Israeli plan to build over 1200 new illegal housing settlements south of Jerusalem. He stressed that the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories violate international law. “Israel, which recently approved the construction of 108 additional illegal settlements in East Jerusalem, continues to violate international law and infringe upon the rights …

16
Nov

UN: NEW ISRAELI SETTLEMENT WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGE PROSPECTS FOR A FUTURE, CONTIGUOUS PALESTINE

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, today expressed concern about Israeli plans to build a new settlement in the occupied territories, warning that it would significantly damage prospects for a future, contiguous Palestinian state. “I am very concerned by the decision of the Israeli authorities yesterday to open the …

16
Nov

EUROPEAN UNION CONFIRMS THE ILLEGALITY OF SETTLEMENT BUILDING

The European Union, on Sunday, renewed its firm position that settlement building is illegal under international law. Josep Borrel, EU senior official for foreign and political affairs, expressed concern on the decision by the Israeli occupation authorities to build colonial units between Bethlehem and occupied Jerusalem. In a press release issued on Sunday, Borrel expressed …

13
Nov

THE OCCUPATION APPROVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF 108 NEW SETTLEMENT UNITS IN JERUSALEM

The municipality in occupied Jerusalem approved the construction of 108 settlement units in “Ramat Shlomo” settlement, north of the city. The Hebrew Kan channel indicated that construction in this settlement had previously led to a crisis between Israel and the Obama administration. The decision to approve was in anticipation of future impediments by US President-elect …

13
Nov

BULGARIA STRESSES SUPPORT TO MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS BASED ON TWO-STATE SOLUTION

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva today stressed her country’s firm position in support of the Mideast peace process based on the two-state solution. Speaking in a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Riyad Malki at the Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry in Ramallah, Zaharieva stated that her country looks forward to playing a significant role …

13
Nov

MERKEL: GERMANY SUPPORTS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PALESTINIAN STATE BASED ON THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the necessity of establishing an independent Palestinian state on the basis of the two-state solution. In a message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Merkel said, “Your goal is to build a democratic, independent and economically prosperous Palestinian state, and this is the goal of the German federal government as …

12
Nov

THE “ARAB LEAGUE” CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY OF ISRAEL FOR ITS VIOLATIONS OF THE PRISONERS’ RIGHTS

The League of Arab States called on international organizations and human rights institutions to intervene to ensure the implementation of the rules and principles of the legal system to protect prisoners held by the Israeli occupation. The Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine Affairs Saeed Abu Ali said in a press statement that the martyrdom of the …

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