Archives for August 2015

12 August 2015 – Israeli Settler Terror in Occupied Palestine and Israeli Force-Feeding Law


I write to draw your urgent attention to the precarious situation in the Occupied State of Palestine due to the illegal actions, provocations and incitement by Israel, the occupying Power, particularly acts of terror against the Palestinian people and their properties, by Israeli terrorist settlers in violation of international law, human rights law and international humanitarian law, with total impunity. The most recent incident, a vicious terrorist attack against the Dawabsha family, which took place in the village of Duma near Nablus on 31 July. In this horrific incident, a group of Israeli terrorist settlers set the Dawabsha family home on fire resulting in the murder of Ali Saad Dawabsha, an 18-month old infant who was burned to death. This malicious terror act also killed Ali’s father, Saad Dawabsha, age 32,who had burns on 80 percent of his body and sadly succumbed to his wounds on 8 August. Ali’s mother, Riham, age 30, and brother, Ahmad, age 4, continue to struggle for their lives as a result of third-degree burns covering most of their bodies sustained from this terrorist arson act. [Read more…]

5 August 2015 – UNRWA Financial Crisis and Impact on Palestine Refugees


I write to draw the urgent attention of the international community to the serious financial crisis of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), echoing the appeals by UNRWA Commissioner-General, Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, in his special report of 3 August 2015 and at the extraordinary session of the Advisory Commission of UNRWA on 26 July 2015, as well as the appeals by Your Excellency and the President of the General Assembly for the provision of immediate support and adequate resources to overcome this crisis and preserve the Agency’s core services and programs, on which the Palestine refugees are reliant, including the 500,000 children who attend UNRWA schools. [Read more…]

31 July 2015 – Israeli Settler Terrorism in Occupied Palestine


I regret to inform that the situation of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation remains dire due to the repressive, destructive and colonial policies and practices that continue to be perpetrated by Israel, the occupying Power, in deliberate, systematic and grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law and with total impunity.

Here, I must bring to your urgent attention the details of the heinous terrorist crime committed this morning by a group of terrorist settlers against a Palestinian family in the village of Duma, near Nablus. A group of Israeli terrorist settlers smashed the windows of two homes in Duma before throwing flammable liquids and Molotov cocktails inside. Ali Saad Dawabsha, 18-month infant, was trapped inside the family’s home as the fire spread and died shortly after sustaining serious burns. His parents and four-year-old brother were left with severe burns. The mother is in critical condition with third-degree burns covering 90 percent of her body. The father had burns on 80 percent of his body and the son 60 percent, with all of their lives in danger. [Read more…]