Archives for December 2015

17 December 2015 – Israel’s Illegal Policies and Measures in Occupied Palestine

Excellency,

I write to convey our rising concerns about Israel’s illegal policies and measures in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem – the territory that constitutes the State of Palestine.  The persistence of systematic destructive, oppressive and unlawful actions by the occupying Power is exacerbating the already-critical situation being endured the Palestinian civilian population, further poisoning the atmosphere, and heightening tensions.  With each passing day, such grave breaches of international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention, have brought more death of Palestinian civilians, among them many children and women, more destruction of more Palestinian homes, land and property and more humanitarian suffering. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, Ambassador, before the UNGA, Agenda Item 73 (b): “Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: Assistance to the Palestinian people”, 10 December 2015

Mr. President,

I am honored to deliver the statement of the delegation of the State of Palestine on this important agenda item on the strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance, in specific with regard to assistance to the Palestinian people.

Today, I renew our appreciation to Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon and his team for the report on “Assistance to the Palestinian people” (document A/70/76-E/2015/57), assessing the humanitarian and developmental support received by the Palestinian people and Government and its effective impact over the past year.  It has been a year that again witnessed the deterioration of the situation on all fronts, humanitarian and socio-economic as well as political and security, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, compounding the hardships being endured by the Palestinian civilian population living under Israel’s occupation, giving rise to even greater need and making international humanitarian assistance all the more imperative. [Read more…]

خبر صحفي

   نيويورك، 9 ديسمبر 2015

بأغلبية ساحقة، وبناء على توصية اللجنة الرابعة المعنية بالمسائل السياسية الخاصة وإنهاء الإستعمار، إعتمدت الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة صباح هذا اليوم ثمانية مشاريع قرارات تتعلق بوكالة الأمم المتحدة لإغاثة وتشغيل لاجئي فلسطين في الشرق الأدنى (الأونروا)، وباللجنة الخاصة المعنية بالتحقيق في الممارسات الإسرائيلية التي تمس حقوق الإنسان للشعب الفلسطيني وغيره من السكان العرب في الأراضي المحتلة. وقد اندرجت هذه القرارات تحت بندين أساسيين، الأول القرارات المتعلقة بوكالة الأونروا حيث اعتمدت الجمعية العامة القرارات الأربع التالية [Read more…]

بيـان صحفـي

8 ديسمبر 2015

إعتمدت الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة في جلستها التي عقدت يوم 7 ديسمبر2015 قراراً بعنوان “خطر الإنتشار النووي في الشرق الأوسط”. وأكد القرار من جديد أهمية إنضمام إسرائيل إلى معاهدة عدم إنتشار الأسلحة النووية وإخضاع جميع مرافقها النووية للضمانات الشاملة للوكالة الدولية للطاقة [Read more…]

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, before the General Assembly Debate on Agenda Item: 16 “Culture of Peace”, 3 December 2015, New York

Mr. President,

Peace is impossible in the absence of respect for international law.  Peace is impossible in the absence of respect for human rights. Peace is impossible in the absence of freedom. Peace is impossible in the absence of respect for our common humanity and inherent dignity.  These are harsh facts reaffirmed every single day in the international community, as we witness the many dilemmas and challenges plaguing our world today and preventing the flourishing of a genuine global culture of peace. [Read more…]

بيان صحفي

السفير منصور: السلام مستحيل في غياب إحترام القانون الدولي وفي غياب الحرية [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Nadya Rasheed, First Counsellor, before the Third Committee, 70th session, on Agenda Item 72(c): Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 4 November 2015

At the outset, allow me on behalf of the Palestinian people to express our appreciation for the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Mr. Makarim Wibisono.  It is deplorable that after a year of his appointment and despite Israeli assurances when the SR was appointed, that he has been obstructed, from fully carrying out his mandate.  Israel must be reminded that such cooperation is a fundamental legal obligation incident to membership in the organization. Such non-cooperation by Israel should not be allowed to continue and we call for the necessary action to be taken by the UN to remedy this grievous situation and bring Israel into compliance. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Nadya Rasheed, First Counsellor, before the Third Committee, Agenda item 70 (a): Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, 70TH Session of the UNGA, New York, 4 November 2015

As this Committee discusses the important issue of the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, the Palestinian people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continue to suffer from an increased level of all of the above.  Mr. Chair, since 1967, the occupying Power has institutionalized racism and discrimination in its most barbaric form, which is a prolonged foreign military occupation with elements of colonialism and apartheid.  The most glaring example of this has been the occupying Power’s illegal attempt to Judaize the Occupied West Bank, in particular in East Jerusalem, by transferring nearly 600,000 Israeli settlers to over 150 Israeli settlements built on confiscated Palestinian land in grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which classifies settlement building as a war crime. [Read more…]

Statement by Ms. Nadya Rasheed, First Counsellor, before the Third Committee, Agenda item 71: Right of Peoples to Self-Determination, 70th Session of the UNGA, 3 November 2015

The right of peoples to self-determination is founded on the principle that human beings are the holders of given and inalienable rights- rights that allow them to determine their own destinies and future. But, for the Palestinian people living in the Occupied State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, the right to self-determination only exists as a principle as this right over the past five decades continues to be forcefully withheld and trampled on in the most brutal and inhuman manner by Israel, the occupying Power.  [Read more…]

1 December 2015 – Israeli Violations and Crimes against the Palestinian People

Excellency,

Since the beginning of October 2015, we have written numerous letters to document the dangerous and rising tensions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of Occupied Palestine due to the illegal actions, provocations and incitement by Israel, the occupying Power, including by extremist Israeli settlers and religious zealots, against the Palestinian people, their land and their holy places.  In what has now become a weekly letter, we write to Your Excellency to alert the international community to the ongoing tensions and instability and the suffering, every single day, by Palestinian civilians, including children, from the occupation’s daily subjugation, oppression and aggression. [Read more…]