In the presence of professionals, scholars and activists, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi yesterday spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Norwegian NGOs for Palestine which was held at the Oslo and Akershus University College in Oslo, Norway.
Ashrawi provided a critical assessment of the deterioration of conditions on the ground and Israel’s illegal and discriminatory policies and the nature of its present coalition, as well as contemporary developments in the region and beyond and their impact on Palestine.
She stressed the importance of all forms of nonviolent resistance to stand up to Israeli violations, particularly the illegal Jewish-only settlements and settlement outposts on stolen Palestinian land.
She also called for immediate international intervention to ensure the protection of the Palestinian people, their land and resources and the urgent need for governments worldwide to recognize Palestine in the immediate future.
Following her talk, Dr. Ashrawi participated in some official meetings.
Dr. Ashrawi was accompanied by Palestinian Ambassador to Norway Amr Al-Hourani.