Statement by Ambassador Riyad Mansour at the United Nations Security Council, Open Debate on “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict”, 19 January 2016, New York:

Mr. President,

We congratulate Uruguay on its membership to the Security Council and presidency this month and for convening this important debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

Mr. President,

We meet at a critical moment witnessing the immense suffering of millions of civilians in conflicts around the world, particularly in the Middle East, where civilians are bearing the highest toll of armed conflict in all forms, including foreign occupation. As noted in various reports, deliberate targeting and indiscriminate attacks on civilians characterize many of today’s conflicts, resulting in vast civilian casualties, displacement and suffering, and direct attacks on humanitarian personnel and facilities and access restrictions impair the ability to help and protect those in most need.  This toll has compelled the largest movement of refugees since World War II with grave humanitarian, social, economic, psychological and security consequences for the children, women and men whose fate it is to become a refugee, as well as consequences for the countries in conflict, receiving countries and the international community as a whole. [Read more…]

15 January 2016 – Continued Israeli Violations and Crimes

Excellency,

The situation in the Occupied State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, continues to deteriorate daily and the Palestinian civilian population continues to suffer immensely as Israel intensifies its occupation and its unlawful punitive measures and actions.  As the calls from the Palestinian leadership and its people for international protection go unheeded, more innocent lives are being lost as is any glimmer of hope that a peaceful solution can be achieved to free the Palestinian people from life under Israeli control and occupation. This situation warrants urgent attention by the international community, particularly the Security Council, to act to halt all violations of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law that continue to be perpetuated by the occupying Power with complete impunity. [Read more…]

7 January 2016 – Israeli Violations- Call for Protection of Palestinian Civilians

Excellency,

Despite the renewed sense of hope in the international community at the start of a new year, hope is regrettably absent in the Occupied State of Palestine as the Palestinian people have begun yet another year under Israel’s belligerent military occupation and the prospects to end this illegal situation and decades-long injustice are as dismal as ever. Throughout the holiday season and into this first week of this year, Palestinian civilians continued to suffer the brutality and criminality of the Israeli occupation, enduring daily civilian casualties, including numerous children and women, and intensifying acts of repression and collective punishment affecting every single aspect of life.

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23 December 2015 – Israel’s Illegal Policies and Practices

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Excellency,

As the international community looks ahead to a new year with much hope and anticipation, the Palestinian people’s hopes are dampened by the deep despair and suffering they are enduring under Israel’s occupation.  Regrettably, the turmoil and deterioration of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continue as Israel, the occupying Power, persists with illegal, destructive and provocative policies and practices, exacerbating hardships, claiming more and more innocent lives, inflaming tensions and further destabilizing the situation. [Read more…]

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…]