During the night of 25 September, Israeli occupation forces stormed the home of Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Al-Hidmi and detained him. This is an illegal abduction that reflects the systematic Israeli persecution of the Palestinian people, especially in Jerusalem. Occupation authorities have also summoned Adnan Ghaith, the Governor of Jerusalem. These continued harassment and intimidation actions directed at legitimate Palestinian representatives and leaders, including the Minister and the Governor, are reprehensible and unacceptable. They must stop.
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On July 22 Israeli occupying soldiers and bulldozers stormed the town of Sur Bahir and begun demolishing Palestinian houses. Families were woken up in the early hours of the morning and forced out of their homes. This is another attempt to extinguish Palestinian life, a crime of ethnic cleansing by Israel and a direct attempt by Israel; the occupying power to further annex occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank.
“The decision of the Hungarian Government to open the foreign trade representation in Jerusalem is an act of defiance to the U.N. resolutions concerning Jerusalem. This is a provocative and illegal move that will increase the destabilizing of the security in the region. We highly reject this act and demand that Hungary respect the International Law and U.N. resolutions relevant to Jerusalem.” – H.E. Manuel Hassassian
“The Israeli decision to terminate the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) constitutes an outright breach of the UN resolution (904) of (1994). This is primarily meant to cover the Israeli crimes committed by the illegal settlers in Hebron and other areas of the West Bank.” H.E. Manuel Hassassian.
“The provocative incitement against President Mahmoud comes in the context of hate and bigorty against the Palestinians and their properties. This is an outright incitement against the peace process pursued by President Mahmoud Abbas, which epitomizes at best the degradation of human morality and values. The Israeli government should be held accountable to the vociferous calls for the President’s assassination and the perpetuation of the systematic violent acts by the settlers against the Palestinians.” H.E. Manuel Hassassian.
“On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we reaffirm our commitment to peace and justice and adamantly confirm that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible. We also call upon the international community to urgently and unequivocally stand in defence of the Palestinian people and their inalienable rights” H.E. Manuel Hassassian.
“The call for a Palestinian independence was a call for the international community to pressure Israel to make this Day a reality on the ground. However, the passivity of the international community created the conducive conditions for bigotry and demonization of the Palestinian people” H.E. Manuel Hassassian
The Palestinian people are rooted as the Olive Trees in Palestine for thousands of years