24 | 05 | 2019

PGFTUIn a press statement issued Saturday evening, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) condemned the anti-BDS resolution by the youth organization of the German United Sevices Union (ver.di) and its political attack on the activities of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) against the Israeli occupation state. PGFTU equally condemned the association with the General Federation of Israeli Trade Unions’ (Histadrut) position regarding its dissatisfaction with the movement of the global boycott of Israel.

In its press statement, the Union stressed its firm positions stemming from the positions of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its legitimate institutions, including the National and Central Councils, and to abide by them and not to be excluded from them.

Seventy-one years of the catastrophe of Palestine and the wound did not heal. The Nakba continues. We live to this day, massacres, assassinations, arrests, destruction of houses, bulldozing of orchards, building settlements, erecting the Apartheid Wall, severing the walls, and oppression. The Israeli occupier could break the will of the Palestinian people and uproot it from its land. No displacement, have praised the Palestinians for the struggle for the return of the liberated land.

Seventy-one years ago as if it were forever. More than five million Palestinians in the Diaspora hold the identity of asylum. It is the major Nakba committed by the colonial countries and carried by the entire world and the regimes of shame, disgrace, betrayal, conspiracy, humiliation, agreements of normalization and surrender.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called the US-proposed “peace plan” (aka Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century”) a Palestinian surrender, as the US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, lashed out at the United Nation’s “anti-Israel bias” while urging support for the Trump administration’s “vision,” on Thursday, May 9

Greenblatt, who was speaking before a meeting of the UN Security Council initiated by temporary member states Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa said it was “surprising and unfair” that the council meeting was organized to condemn Israel’s behavior when the latter “was not even invited to speak at this session.” He called the council’s “obsessive” focus on Israeli settlements a “farce,” saying that the purportedly illegal Israeli settlements are not keeping Israelis and the Palestinians from negotiating peace.

The interventionist policy that confronts the world through the mechanisms of aggression is entering a phase of decadence and fragility, according to the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, the system of domination of the empires collapses allowing the free and sovereign peoples advance in their independence.

These statements were offered by the Venezuelan diplomat during a floral offering that took place outside the National Pantheon where the bust of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, was unveiled, a day commemorating the Al Nakba, a catastrophe that meant the usurpation of Palestine and the military occupation by the Israeli army troops that generated oppression, war crimes violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people.

The three Palestinian Arabic dailies and Communist Arabic Al Ittihad newspaper published in Israel highlighted on their front pages on Saturday and Sunday the Israeli’s army killing on Friday, May 11, of a Palestinian during the March of Return protests along the Gaza border and the wounding of dozens of others.

SYRIZA Government Washes Its Hands In The Blood Of The Children Of Palestine

PAME condemns the new, murderous raids of Israel against the Palestinian People.

The murderer-State of Israel went on a new escalation of its aggressiveness against Gaza and held dozens of raids the last days, which resulted in dozens killed.

The rate of unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) rose in 2018 to about 31% of the participants in the labor force compared to about 28% in 2017. In absolute terms, the number of unemployed individuals increased from 377,000 in 2017 to 426,000 in 2018, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in an announcement made to mark International Workers’ Day.

In the last year alone, numerous events took place in Gaza, and in the region more broadly, that contributed to a significant deterioration in the economic and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Israel tightened restrictions on movement and imposed punitive closures; reconciliation attempts between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority faltered, causing the PA to carry out further economic sanctions and withdraw staff from Kerem Shalom and Rafah crossings; the United States cut funding to UNRWA and USAID; and hundreds were killed and thousands injured by Israeli forces in the Great March of Return protests, straining an already depleted health sector.

A special, government-appointed task force dubbed the “Zandberg Committee” submitted its final report to the office of the Prime Minister in February of this year. The report is designed to provide the government with tools for retroactively authorizing (implementing “regularization”) for scores of Israeli outposts and neighborhoods built illegally over the years of occupation in the West Bank without official government approval.

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