Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday, September 26, speaking before the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Abbas to UN General Assembly: If Israel Annexes Occupied Territory, all Signed Agreements will be Void

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) reiterated on Thursday, September 26, that if Israel annexes any part of the occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, then all signed agreements between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel will be terminated. A week before the September 17 elections, Prime Minister…

Netanyahu, last Sunday, September 1, during his visit to a class of first graders in the settlement of Elkana

Netanyahu Says He will Extend Sovereignty to All OPT Settlements

Far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday, September 1, to extend “Jewish sovereignty” to all settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) — a move tantamount to annexation — seeking to shore up right-wing support some two weeks ahead of the September 17 Knesset elections. Speaking to elementary school students in the West Bank settlement…

Settlers Hail “Historic Opportunity” following Report that Trump Won’t Oppose Annexation of Settlements

Settler leaders and right-wing parties hailed on Sunday, May 12, a TV report that said the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” will provide for all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories to remain under Israeli rule, and that the administration will not oppose the extension of Israeli law to all settlements. Trump’s plan will…

UN Officials Call for Immediate Halt to East Jerusalem Demolitions

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA), Jamie McGoldrick, called on Friday, May 3, for an immediate halt to the Israeli authorities’ destruction of Palestinian-owned property in occupied East Jerusalem. “Demolitions in East Jerusalem have increased at a staggering pace over the last month, leaving tens of Palestinians displaced…