Statement by H.E. Husam Zomlot regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision


Washington (04-02-2018) On behalf of H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people, H.E. Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the PLO General Delegation to the United States, expresses his appreciation for today’s Supreme Court decision, which draws a conclusion to the Sokolow lawsuit.

Dr. Zomlot stated that “this decision reaffirms the vital relationship between the Palestinian and American people, which depends on mutual respect and, as importantly, on respect for the rule of law.” 

“The court of appeals,” he added, “upheld the rule of law when it overturned the unjust, initial decision in the Sokolow case that should never have been brought to trial in the first place.”

Despite the many anti-peace, politicized voices raised against Palestinians, the Supreme Court, the appellate court, and the Solicitor General of the United States all recognized that our position was based on established principles of U.S. law.

He concluded that the strategic relations between the Palestinian and American people can only be stronger as a result of today's decision, “which allows us to focus on our shared values and vision, and to reject the voices that seek to destroy the bond between us, abuse and deceive the U.S. legal system in order to weaponize it against the people of Palestine in their quest for freedom, liberty and pursuit of justice. Today’s decision empowers the voices seeking to strengthen the historic bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Palestine and support peace and justice.”

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The General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the U.S. is the official representative of the PLO in the United States.

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