Press Release: #Nov29 – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People


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PNN – Palestine News Network 29.11.11 – 23:27 | PLO

PLO Executive Committee member and Palestinian lawmaker, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, said, “for sixty-four years, the Palestinian people have been subjected to an apartheid-like regime and prevented from proclaiming their rights to person and property.  Israel continues to rapidly build illegal settlements in violation of international and humanitarian law, creating facts on the ground devised to deliberately destroy the likelihood of a two-state solution.”

 

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Palestinians demonstrate in Bethlehem on March 15 for national unity (Brendan Work, PNN).
On this day in 1947 the United Nations General Assembly passed UN Resolution 181, calling for the division of Palestine; fifty-five percent of the land was allotted to the Jewish minority at the expense of the Palestinian majority.  Even in the face of this grave historical injustice, the Palestinians continue to rise up to preserve their identity and presence on Palestinian land.
“In honor of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, we call on all UN member-states and members of the international community to not only acknowledge Israel’s systematic violations of our human rights and international law, but to hold Israel accountable for its illegal policies and practices perpetuated against the Palestinians.  Israel is conspicuously preventing the Palestinian people from maintaining control over their population, resources, and territory,” said Dr. Ashrawi.
“Today’s occasion exemplifies the vital importance for the Quartet and the international community to act in solidarity with the Palestinians and support our peaceful diplomatic efforts to achieve an independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.   Israel’s failure to adhere to UN Resolutions 181 and 194, which represent the basis of any solution in the future, is obstructing the prospects for peace and the possibility of sustaining stability in the region and beyond.  A free and sovereign Palestine is long overdue and the suffering of the Palestinian people must to come to an end, ” concluded Dr. Ashrawi.
In a related development, Dr. Ashrawi sent letters of thanks and appreciation to various countries for their messages of solidarity and support in honor of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people: “It is inspiring to know that members of the international community stand with us and recognize our right to self-determination with East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state.”
This press release comes from the Department of Culture and Information at the Palestine Liberation Organization.


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