قال رئيس المفوضية العامة لمنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية لدى الولايات المتحدة، السفير حسام زملط، في بيان رسمي ردا على مراسم إفتتاح السفارة الأمريكية في القدس المحتلة إن "التاريخ سجل اليوم تراجع الولايات المتحدة إلى أدنى المستويات بسبب ممارساتها التي تشجع إسرائيل على ترسيخ نظام الفصل العنصري، الأبارتهايد، بشكل سافر يتخطى كل الحدود والحواجز التي حذرت منها قيادات أميركية وعالمية سابقة."

State of Palestine

Office of the President

Friday May 4, 2018

 

Statement by H.E President Mahmoud Abbas 

If people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as well as other monotheistic faiths. 

I would also like to reiterate our long held condemnation of the Holocaust, as the most heinous crime in history, and express our sympathy with its victims. 

Likewise, we condemn anti- Semitism in all its forms, and confirm our commitment to the two- state solution, and to live side by side in peace and security.

 



Statement by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States, on the opening of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Today will go down in history as the day the US encouraged Israel to cross the line towards what numerous US and international leaders have been warning from, a full-fledged apartheid. The reality has evolved into a system of privileging one group and continuing to deny the human and national rights, all granted by international law, of over 12 million Palestinians.

 

Washington D.C. (04-06-2018) H.E. Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States, commenting on Israel’s unlawful shooting and killing of Palestinian civilians, including children on Friday (April 6, 2018) during the second week of peaceful protests in Palestine, amounting to over dozens of Palestinians unlawfully killed and hundreds of peaceful protesters indiscriminately shot by Israel since last Friday.

 

“Until the international community holds Israel accountable for its indiscriminate attacks and unlawful killings of peaceful protestors, the bloodshed will continue” he stated. “The culture of impunity for Israel must end now,” Dr. Zomlot said. 

 

Zomlot further said that, “the continued killings of Palestinian civilians by Israel could have been avoided if the international community took action last week in the UN Security Council, including forming an international commission of inquiry to send a clear message to Israel that those who commit violations of international law will be brought to justice.”  

 

Zomlot called for the international protection for the people of Palestine and for the full application of international humanitarian law. “Palestinian lives are not an exception to international law,” he stated. 

 

He added that, “Israel’s predetermined policy to unlawfully shoot and kill Palestinians that are engaging in their internationally enshrined right to peacefully protest exemplifies the urgency and necessity for the international community, including the United States, to hold Israel to its obligations under international law including the Fourth Geneva Convention.” 

 

Zomlot concluded that, “despite the continued attacks and human rights violations against the people of Palestine, we maintain our dignity and rights to continue our peaceful march towards peace and justice.”

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