Palestine Liberation Organization

PLO official calls on international companies to leave illegal Israeli settlements

In a meeting with foreign diplomats, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), today called on international companies doing business in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and whose name appeared in the United Nations database, to leave the settlements. This[…]

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Palestinians say ‘no’ after Kushner reveals economic details of Mideast peace plan

Palestinian officials on Saturday dismissed proposals unveiled by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for big money projects that would form the economic portion of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi said Kushner’s plans were “all abstract promises” and added[…]

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Mahmoud Abbas slams Trump over ‘slap of the century’

Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticised Donald Trump, saying the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never accept the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA president made his comments on Sunday at the start of a two-day central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Ramallah.[…]

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US envoy to Israel summoned over UN settlement vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned the US ambassador to Israel over a resolution condemning settlements on Palestinian territories. The summon on Sunday came hours after envoys of all other UN Security Council members were asked to appear before the foreign ministry following the UN vote. Dan Shapiro, who[…]

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