Different institutions of the Palestinian-American community prepared various events and activities to protest
and express their rejection to the US State Department decision not to renew the license of the Palestinian diplomatic mission office in Washington. Currently work is being done on issuing special permits for the events which will include a protest in front of the US State Department office in Washington
As the United Nations launched its Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, and celebrated at the Humanitarian Summit the halving of extreme poverty in the world, we got slapped with a shocking report from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics on the situation of unemployment in the Gaza Strip. Instead of witnessing an improvement in poverty and unemployment rates, we are seeing extremely high levels of unemployment which strikes the dreams of young Gazans and shatters their hopes.
The Palestinian factions have responded to the invitation from the Egyptian Intelligence Services to hold a meeting in Cairo tomorrow. Will this be one more step in the Palestinian Authority’s path to impose its control on the Gaza Strip, which it lost 10 years ago, thus regaining all of its responsibilities there? The meeting agenda focuses on supporting what has already been achieved in this regard, and addressing and resolving postponed issues, such as security and PA employees in Gaza.
Nickolay Mladenov, UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, has expressed his regret and dismay at the absence of any improvement in the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip despite the signing of a reconciliation agreement between Palestinian rivals in Cairo last month.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Government’s decision to evacuate Palestinian Bedouin population from the Pope Mountain Community in al-Ezzariya village, east of occupied Jerusalem, for the interest of settlement projects in the area.
∎ Comrade Fahd Sulaiman, Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and head of its delegation to the meeting of the Palestinian factions in Cairo, said that the US administration's decision not to renew the PLO office in Washington constitutes a humiliating blow to the policy of betting on the United States to reach with the Israeli occupation to a settlement that guarantees the legitimate national rights of our people and their national dignity in freedom, independence, return and self-determination.
The Hamas Movement has described the US administration’s conditions for allowing the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to continue operating in Washington “a renewed attempt to immunize Israel against prosecution for its crimes.”