Archives for 12 March 2014

12 March 2014 – Killing of Palestinian Civilians


Tensions continue to escalate in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem – the Territory that constitutes the State of Palestine – due to the unrelenting, illegal and repressive practices being carried out by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Palestinian people.

Since my last letter, more innocent Palestinian civilians have fallen victim to the depraved, excessive and lethal force used by the Israeli occupying army against the defenseless Palestinian civilian population in grave breach of international humanitarian law and human rights law.

On 10 March, Israeli occupying forces shot and killed a Pales [Read more…]

Statement by Her Excellency Ms. Rabiha Diab, Minister of Women’s Affairs, the State of Palestine, before the Commission on the Status of Women, 58th session, New York, 11 March 2014

Mr. Chair,

On behalf of the State of Palestine, I extend our congratulations to you and the other members of the Bureau on your election to this important Commission, and express our confidence that, under your wise and skilled leadership, this session will be successful.

I wish also to extend our felicitations to all women in the world on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March, and let us make it an incentive to all of us to achieve all the objectives we aspire to. [Read more…]