Wafa Images
Wafa Images
Wafa Images
  30th August 2015    Time 10:50 Jerusalem Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperatures       Five Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger-Strike Protesting Administrative Detention       Palestine Remembers Prominent Political Cartoonist Naji Al-Ali      Official: Sick Palestinian Prisoners Face Slow Death in Israeli Jails      Four Palestinians Shot and Injured, Many Suffocate in Nablus Village Clashes       Newspaper Review: Dailies Focus on Israels Quelling of Peaceful West Bank Rallies      Three Palestinians Shot and Injured by Israeli Army during Clashes East of Ramallah      Weather Forecast: Sunny, Generally Clear Weather      OCHA: 54 Palestinian Civilians Injured by Israel during Third Week of August 2015      Journalist Injured, another Arrested in Bil'in Clashes, Other Injuries Reported in Nabi Saleh      Dozens Shot and Injured as Israeli Army Quells Peaceful Rally East of Qalqilia      EU Missions Condemn Death Sentence Issued In Gaza      Pre-Oslo Prisoner Enters 27th Year in Israeli Jails      UNRWA Schools to Open on Time Thanks to $15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge       Newspaper Review: Restrictions on Palestinians Entry into al-Aqsa, Settlers Takeover of Building in Jerusalem focus of Dailies
Youtube
facebook
Twitter
RSS
European Parliament Adopts Resolution Legitimizing Palestinian Bid

Decrease font sizeIncrease font size   modify font size Print a copy


STARSBOURG/ FRANCE, September 29, 2011 (WAFA) The European Parliament (EP) Thursday adopted a resolution regarding the situation in Palestine, in which it stressed the legitimacy of the Palestinian bid to United Nations, according to a press release by Palestinian delegation to the EP.

EP called upon the European Union member countries to adopt a unified position supporting the Palestinian bid, said the release.

EP Acknowledged and welcomed the success of state-building efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, which have been supported by the EU and endorsed by various international actors, stressing the right of Palestinians to self-determination and to have their own state as it is the right of Israel to exist within safe borders.

It confirmed its support for the two-state solution with the State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security, called for the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and declared that no changes to the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of two states.

It called on the Israeli Government to stop all constructions and extensions of the settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

It stressed that peaceful and non-violent means are the only way to achieve a sustainable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It also stressed that all steps that may undermine the prospects of a negotiated agreement should be avoided and that no changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties should be accepted.

It called on Member States to be united in addressing the legitimate demand of the Palestinians to be represented as a state at the United Nations as a result of negotiations to be concluded during this 66th session of the UN General Assembly.

 The EP called on the international community, including the EU and its Member States, to reconfirm their strong commitment to the security of the State of Israel.

The Palestinian Ambassador to the EU Laila Shaheed praised the EP position that supports the Palestinian bid to UN.

The EP proved that it is the voice of the European people, who supported the Palestinian bid through the one million signature petition campaign, opinion polls and the supportive rallies which were organized all over Europe on September 21, based on the National Campaign, Palestine: State No. 194.

Member of the socialist group of the European Parliament, Vronique De Keyser, affirmed his groups support of the Palestinian bid, stressing Palestines right to a full membership at the UN after 63 years from the accession of Israel and 12 years after the EU's Berlin Declaration in March 1999, which included a commitment to support the creation of a Palestinian state in the context of permanent status talks with Israel.

Europe cannot tell the Palestinian people that this Arab spring is not also theirs, she said.

During talks with European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, one of the leading French members of the EU Parliament and chairman of the group of the greens, affirmed his groups support of the Palestinian bid and criticized the weakness of the European position.

T.R./F.R.

 

Latest News
10:10  
30-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperatures
15:58  
29-8-2015
Five Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger-Strike Protesting Administrative Detention
14:19  
29-8-2015
Palestine Remembers Prominent Political Cartoonist Naji Al-Ali
13:29  
29-8-2015
Official: Sick Palestinian Prisoners Face Slow Death in Israeli Jails
10:49  
29-8-2015
Four Palestinians Shot and Injured, Many Suffocate in Nablus Village Clashes
10:04  
29-8-2015
Newspaper Review: Dailies Focus on Israels Quelling of Peaceful West Bank Rallies
08:44  
29-8-2015
Three Palestinians Shot and Injured by Israeli Army during Clashes East of Ramallah
08:17  
29-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Sunny, Generally Clear Weather
17:54  
28-8-2015
OCHA: 54 Palestinian Civilians Injured by Israel during Third Week of August 2015
17:54  
28-8-2015
Journalist Injured, another Arrested in Bil'in Clashes, Other Injuries Reported in Nabi Saleh
17:17  
28-8-2015
Dozens Shot and Injured as Israeli Army Quells Peaceful Rally East of Qalqilia
16:42  
28-8-2015
EU Missions Condemn Death Sentence Issued In Gaza
15:43  
28-8-2015
Pre-Oslo Prisoner Enters 27th Year in Israeli Jails
13:39  
28-8-2015
UNRWA Schools to Open on Time Thanks to $15 Million Kuwaiti Pledge
11:11  
28-8-2015
Newspaper Review: Restrictions on Palestinians Entry into al-Aqsa, Settlers Takeover of Building in Jerusalem focus of Dailies
10:20  
28-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Temperatures Above Seasonal Average by 2 Degrees C
16:59  
27-8-2015
Information Ministry Decries Israeli Police Attack against Reporters in Jerusalem
16:23  
27-8-2015
Palestinian National Council Scheduled to Convene on September 15th
15:24  
27-8-2015
Jewish NGO Takes over Palestinian-owned Building in Jerusalem
15:13  
27-8-2015
PEX Report: Index Up at End of Weeks Trading
15:12  
27-8-2015
Israeli Interrogators Abuse Minor Palestinian Detainees during Interrogation
14:05  
27-8-2015
Israel Places 18 Palestinians in Detention without Charge, Trial
13:59  
27-8-2015
Israeli Army Detains 17 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem
13:56  
27-8-2015
Five Detainees on Hunger Strike over Detention without Charge, Trial
13:46  
27-8-2015
Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight West Bank Raids, Access Restrictions to Al-Aqsa
08:42  
27-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Steady Weather Conditions
16:22  
26-8-2015
UPDATE: Israeli Forces Detain 26 Palestinians; Seize Property from West Bank
16:01  
26-8-2015
Israeli Police Wreak Havoc into Home of Fatah Official in Jerusalem
15:57  
26-8-2015
PEX Report: Index Resumes Downtrend at 23 Percent
15:56  
26-8-2015
Israeli Police Cordons off Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound
15:39  
26-8-2015
Prisoner Locked down in Israeli Solitary Confinement since April 2014
14:39  
26-8-2015
Arrangements Underway to Transfer Former Hunger Striker to Nablus Hospital
14:23  
26-8-2015
UNRWA Calls for Restraint After Armed Clashes Erupted in South Lebanon Refugee Camp
13:28  
26-8-2015
Israeli Forces Detain 25 Palestinians; Seize Property from West Bank
12:21  
26-8-2015
Israel to Uproot Trees in Jordan Valley Nature Reserve, to Force Families out of homes for Military Drills
11:18  
26-8-2015
Newspaper Review: Israeli Restrictions on Muslims Entry to al-Aqsa Mosque Focus of Dailies
11:00  
26-8-2015
Israel Demolishes Residential, Commercial Structures East of Jerusalem
09:32  
26-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Temperatures Slightly Up
14:55  
25-8-2015
Around Thousand Children Disabled by Israels 2014 Gaza Onslaught
14:50  
25-8-2015
Islamic-Christian Committee Warns Against Outlawing Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque
14:45  
25-8-2015
Israeli Police Denies Worshipers Access to al-Aqsa Compound
14:25  
25-8-2015
PEX Report: Index Down by 27 Percent
12:25  
25-8-2015
Newspaper Review: US Judge Orders PA to Deposit $10M in Cash over Attacks, Start of School Years Focus of Dailies
11:37  
25-8-2015
Israel Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem
11:01  
25-8-2015
UPDATE: Israel Detains 12 Palestinians, Assaults Youth
10:39  
25-8-2015
Construction Cost Index Slightly Up in July 2015, says Statistics Bureau
10:11  
25-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperatures
15:59  
24-8-2015
Foreign Ministry Condemns Calls to Ban Protesting Palestinians Entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque
14:39  
24-8-2015
1.2 Million Palestinian Students Start School Year 2015 - 2016
14:21  
24-8-2015
UNRWA Commissioner General Freezes Controversial Unpaid Leave
facebook
Twitter

RSS
Youtube