Flo Osrainik - Für die Bundesregierung ist Palästina kein Staat, folglich wäre der Internationale Strafgerichtshof, ICC, für Kriegs- und Menschenrechtsverletzungen Israels gegenüber Palästinensern nicht zuständig. International wird Palästina mehrheitlich als Staat anerkannt, die Staatsgründung wurde 1988 ausgerufen und bei den Vereinten Nationen hat Palästina seit 2012 einen Beobachterstatus. Ein souveräner Staat ist das besetzte Palästina allerdings nicht.

Eine kostbare Gelegenheit wurde verschwendet, als der Präsident der Palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde Mahmoud Abbas die Chance hatte, ein historisches Unrecht zu korrigieren, indem er am 11. Februar im Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen durch einen politischen Diskurs, der völlig unabhängig von Washington und seinen Verbündeten ist, die nationalen Prioritäten der Palästinenser wieder in Kraft setzte. Lange Zeit war Abbas eine Geisel genau jener Sprache, die ihn und seine Behörde in den Augen Israels und des Westens als "gemäßigt" bezeichnete.

Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif hat in einem Telefonat mit Mahmud Abbas, dem Chef der Palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde, am Dienstagabend die Unterstützung Irans für die Rechte der Palästinenser bei der Bestimmung ihres Schicksals und der Bildung einer palästinensischen Regierung mit der Hauptstadt Al-Quds (Jerusalem), bekräftigt.

von Jochen Mitschka - Viel wurde über den Deal, dessen Landkarte frappierende Ähnlichkeit mit den Homelands von Südafrika zur Zeit der Apartheid aufweist, bereits berichtet – aber wenig über die diversen Drohungen, die bereits der Veröffentlichung des sogenannten Friedensplanes vorausgingen. Bereits am 31. Januar hatte der US-Botschafter in Großbritannien die Palästinenser davor gewarnt, den "Deal des Jahrhunderts", der Israel endlich die lang erwartete Annexion der größten Teile Palästinas ebnen soll, abzulehnen. Auf MintPress News fand man bereits am 8. Mai 2019 einen Bericht, der beschrieb, dass die USA notfalls mit Gewalt den "Deal des Jahrhunderts" durchsetzen wollen:

Gideon Levy - The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan brings with it good news and bad news. It will put the final nail in the coffin of that walking corpse known as the two-state solution – that’s the good news. It will also create a new reality in which international law, the resolutions of the international community and especially international institutions are meaningless. Filled with the hope that the U.S. president instills in us, in his great mercy, let’s begin with the good news. Once his proposal is made public, no one will ever be able to talk with any seriousness about the two-state solution. It was probably never born, but now it is clearly dead. There is no Palestinian state and there never will be. The gall of America to support Israeli annexation now and the establishment of a Palestinian state only “in the future” – as if the burning issue were annexation, not the occupation – is only an ornament for the casket.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestine "will not accept Washington as the only mediator in the Middle Eastern peace process". Palestine will hold talks with Israel only with the "quartet" of international mediators (Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told national television on Tuesday.

The root cause of oppression and violence that Palestinians experience is not “the occupation” of 1967 as many people claim it to be. It is something much older and seemingly more benign. The occupation. A phrase commonly used when speaking about the injustices taking place in Palestine. It is a phrase that limits the discussion to a small part of Palestine and to only a portion of the Palestinian people.

Ukraine has ceased to be a member of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. This was reported on the official Twitter page of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 6. The CEIRPP Committee deals with Palestinian issues and their repatriation, as well as the rights of the Palestinian people.

Thursday, the Palestinian Legislative Council (Parliament) called on Thursday for the endorsement of the steadfast population of the occupied city of Jerusalem through implementing projects that aim at strengthening Palestinians’ roots in the face of the occupation and the rabid campaign of Judaisation targeting them. The rapporteur of the Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Committee in the Palestinian Legislative Council, MP Ahmed Abu Halabiya, demanded on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) undertakes an active role in pursuing the occupation authorities for the crimes they are committing against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

There is something quite unseemly in the sordid public spectacle of Benjamin Netanyahu trying so desperately to maintain a failing grasp of prime ministerial power in Israel. As long as he stays in public office Mr. Netanyahu can apparently hold at bay the criminal charges against him for bribery and such. The crimes threatening to engulf Netanyahu call attention to a broad array of more heinous crimes that so far have yet to be formally reckoned with in the arena of international jurisprudence. The top tier of Israel’s leadership, including prominently Netanyahu himself, has so far been shielded from legal accountability for war crimes and crime against humanity. This unchecked crime spree has as its goal the violent replacement of the indigenous Palestinians with Jewish settlers whose proliferating settlements have become Greater Israel’s dominant emblem.

More than 19 Palestinian families have taken refuge in caves in the Al-Mufqara village near Hebron to escape Israeli aggression. Fifty-year-old Mohammed Hassan said he moved to the cave last year with seven members of his family after Israeli occupation forces demolished their home. Hassan explained that the Israeli occupation authorities continue to impose restrictions on Palestinians in order to expel them from their homes and seize their lands to allow settlers to occupy them.