The UN agency that deals with Palestinian refugees has opened a new digital archive including many images from the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948, when 750,000 Palestinians were expelled by or fled the Zionist army and militias when the state of Israel was established in Palestine.
Much has been made of recent European initiatives to symbolically recognise a Palestinian state in pre-1967 borders. On December 17, 2014, a European Parliament resolution supported “in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood.” The move followed similar resolutions in individual European parliaments in previous months. Meanwhile, there was no shortage of commendation for European recognitions, welcomed by the Arab League as a measure that will “undoubtedly put pressure” on Israel.
According to Palestinian Ambassador to Italy, Mai Al-Kaila, the Italian Parliament recently held a preliminary meeting to discuss recognising a Palestinian State on the borders of 1967. Kaila attended the parliamentary hearing session held to discuss the Palestinian recognition proposal submitted by three minority parties on Friday 16th January.
Prosecutors at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the first formal step that could lead to charges against officials there and in Israel, the court has said. They will determine whether preliminary findings merit a full investigation into alleged atrocities, which could result in charges against individuals on either the Israeli or Palestinian side.
An official information-gathering visit to the occupied Palestinian territory by a United Nations human rights expert was cancelled on Friday until further notice for lack of cooperation of the Government of Israel.
Representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and Russia are expected to hold talks over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the meeting of the so-called “Quartet” of Middle East mediators would be held on January 26 in the Belgian capital, Brussels, with the aim of reviving the stalled talks between Palestinians and Israelis.
A campaign was launched to block the UN inquiry into human rights violations during Israel’s war on Gaza last summer. The campaign is seeking to ensure that a majority of the 47 countries on the ‘UN Commission of Inquiry into Gaza’ do not support the investigation into the latest Israeli offensive against Gaza.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat