World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Dr. Ashrawi Meets with Sigfrido Reyes Morales

PRESS RELEASE

Dr. Ashrawi Meets with the President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, Sigfrido Reyes Morales

August 13, 2014

PLO Executive Committee
Department of Culture and Information

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, met with Sigfrido Reyes Morales, the President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, and his delegation, at the PLO headquarters in Ramallah, and welcomed them to Palestine.

Dr. Ashrawi said, “Individual countries are masters of their own sovereign decisions and are capable of creating real change; the fact that El Salvador has employed steps of conscience and justice, including recalling its Israeli ambassador from Tel Aviv, is extremely important, and we thank the El Salvadorian Government and its people for taking concrete measures to act in unity with the Palestinian people.”

In addition, on behalf of El Salvador, Mr. Morales conveyed “a message of solidarity” to the Palestinians and praised Palestine as “a nation of dignity.”

Both parties agreed that the situation in both Gaza and in the West Bank (including Jerusalem) is deteriorating quickly and that Israel is engaging in war crimes and in acts of state terror to attack a defenseless nation.

They also discussed the importance of Palestinian reconciliation and how Israel has used it latest brutal assault on Palestine to sabotage the national unity government.

In the meeting, Dr. Ashrawi discussed important measures and steps to alleviate the suffering in Gaza; these include the immediate delivery of emergency relief to the people of Gaza, and a detailed plan for short-term and long-term reconstruction in Gaza.

Dr. Ashrawi stressed, “In spite of the status quo, we will act to relink Gaza to the West Bank (including Jerusalem), and we will move forward to end both the siege of Gaza and the military occupation of Palestine.

If the international community is unable to bring an end to Israeli impunity, we will resort to all venues of international judicial accountability, including acceding to the Rome Statute and approaching the ICC. We have already issued a request to the Swiss Government to convene the High contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention as a matter of urgency, and appealed to the UN Human Rights Council which has already formed a commission of inquiry.”

“Any attempts at launching political negotiations must be firmly based on international law and within the UN as part of a global responsibility to bring about a just peace,” concluded Dr. Ashrawi.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Ban Condemns Killing Of Former Lesotho Military Commander

United Nations Secretary-General today condemned the killing of Lt. Gen. Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, on 25 June, near Maseru. More>>

Ban Welcomes US Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing right to same-sex marriage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida More>>

UN Agency Welcomes EU Measures On Refugee Arrivals

Afghan refugees in front of the abandoned hotel Captain Elias on Kos Island, Greece, where hundreds of refugees and migrants are waiting for their registration. Photo: UNHCR/J. Akkash More>>

Increase In Voluntary Blood Donors Can Save Millions Of Lives

Increase in voluntary blood donors can save millions of lives, UN health agency says on World Day More>>

Kenya: Funding Shortage Means Food Cut To 500,000 Refugees

Funding shortage forces UN agency to temporarily cut food aid to 500,000 refugees in Kenya More>>

UN Launches Education Appeal In Fight Against Child Labour

12 June 2015 – The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment ... More>>

Pope Francis & UN Agency On Sustainability Of Agriculture

Pope Francis (centre) with delegates to the 39th FAO Conference during a special audience at the Vatican. Photo: FAO More>>

South Sudan: Call For De-Escalation Of In-Country Conflict

Women and children have suffered devastating attacks in South Sudan’s Unity State. Photo: UNICEF/South Sudan/Sebastian Rich More>>

Burundi: Emergency Support To Refugees Fleeing Burundi Crisis

Burundians fleeing pre-election violence rest on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a gruelling 22-hour boat journey. More than 100,000 Burundians have fled over the past month, arriving in Tanzania, Rwanda and ... More>>

Afghanistan: Commitment To Advancing Women's Rights

While the outgoing senior United Nations rights official in Afghanistan said she expected the human rights advances made “will be sustained, will not be rolled back, and will not be sacrificed,” she lamented the high level of violence against ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news