UN / ASHRAWI

02-Sep-2014 00:03:09
A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said the group will be seeking a Security Council resolution to "end the occupation" of Palestine "within a specific time frame." Amid fears of a possible US veto, Hanan Ashrawi said that joining the international community and "having the protection of the law" is "much more important than getting some funding from Congress that is conditional.” UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / ASHRAWI
TRT: 3:09
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 2 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
SHOTLIST
RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

2 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom in, walk-in, Hanan Ashraw and Palestinian Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“We have sent envoys to meet with Secretary of State to inform the US that we need a clear commitment to 1967 boundaries and to the end of the occupation, the Israeli occupation, within a specified time frame, not open ended.”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“We will be seeking a Security Council resolution on ending the occupation within that specified date. And any solution must be based on international law, cannot violate international law and UN conventions and agreements.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“If the US wants to isolate itself as a reaction to Palestinians joining the international community, then they are welcome to do that. American funding is not that essential to Palestinian survival. Quite often, joining the international community, having the protection of the law and so on is much more important than getting some funding from Congress that is conditional.”
8. Wide shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“I cannot tell you the impact of this terror and destruction on lives of ordinary Palestinians. The majority of Palestinian children are of course traumatized. The majority of the population is in state of shock. But there are children who have no family left and nowhere to go. There are children who have witnessed their families being torn to bits. Over half a million Palestinians do not have places to go to. They have been displaced.
10. Med shot, journalists
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
By no means can we describe this latest Israeli aggression against a captured population with nowhere to go as a state of self-defense. The occupation is a state of constant ongoing aggression that manifests itself in different ways in the West Bank, including in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip. And it’s the Palestinians who have been deprived of any type of protection of the right to self-defense.
12. Med shot, journalist
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“The flaws of the incorporation of the asymmetry of power and an assumption of false symmetry, as the occupier and the occupied are equally responsible, equally guilty. And both sides…, this fallacious use of the statement: both sides must do this, both sides.
14. Med shot, journalist
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“If Israel wants to be safe, it should stop the one act of aggression which is the occupation, the depriving of the Palestinians of their right to freedom, of their right to use their own land, their own resources, their own lives.”
16. Zoom out, press briefing room

STORYLINE

A senior member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said that the group is seeking a Security Council resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine “within a specified time frame, not open ended.”

Speaking to reporters, Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said some PLO envoys will be meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry aiming for a “clear commitment” of the United States to the 1967 boundaries and to the end “the Israeli occupation.”

Ask for a possible US veto to a Security Council resolution, Ashrawi noted that the Palestinian organization is trying to persuade the US to use “common sense” and avoid a negative vote. She stressed that the US has used “many vetoes” against Palestine and that this would be “one more.”

She said that “if the US wants to isolate itself as a reaction to Palestinians joining the international community, then they are welcome to do that.”

On a possible withdrawal of US funding for Palestine, she stressed that “American funding is not that essential to Palestinian survival.” She noted that “quite often, joining the international community, having the protection of the law and so on is much more important than getting some funding from Congress that is conditional.”

Briefing on the impact on Palestinian children of the latest military offensive in Gaza, Ashrawi said that the majority of Palestinian children are “traumatized” and that “the majority of the population is in state of shock.”

She noted that some children have been left without family while some others “have witnessed their families being torn to bits.”

Ashrawi said that over half a million Palestinians have been displaced as a result of the 50-day long conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The UN estimates that 2,101 Palestinians and 67 Israelis were killed between 8 July and 26 August.

On the Israeli claim of self-defense, The PLO representative underscored that “by no means can we describe this latest Israeli aggression against a captured population with nowhere to go as a state of self-defense.”

She said that the occupation of Palestinian land is a “state of constant ongoing aggression that manifests itself in different ways in the West Bank, including in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.”

Ashrawi stressed that “it’s the Palestinians who have been deprived of any type of protection of the right to self-defense.”

Asked for the possibility of further peace negotiations, she said that the “issue is not the negotiations” but the ongoing Israeli settlement activities, the annexation of Jerusalem, the demolition of homes and the non-compliance with the 1967 boundaries.

She said that peace negotiations have had “basic flaws” since 1991, such as the assumption of “false symmetry,” making “the occupier and the occupied equally responsible” and “equally guilty.” She underscored the use of the “fallacious” statement that both sides are “equally responsible.”

She stressed that Palestinians deserve “equal rights" and "the right to freedom and sovereignty.”

Asked for the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the PLO official said that most of them are used “in response to Israeli bombing and shelling.”

Ashrawi noted that when a community is “under occupation, that are besieged, you cannot accuse them of action of aggression.”

She said that “if Israel wants to be safe, it should stop the one act of aggression which is the occupation, the depriving of the Palestinians of their right to freedom, of their right to use their
STORYLINE
/ ASHRAWI
TRT: 3:09
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 2 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

SHOTLIST:

RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

2 SEPTEMBER 2014, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom in, walk-in, Hanan Ashraw and Palestinian Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“We have sent envoys to meet with Secretary of State to inform the US that we need a clear commitment to 1967 boundaries and to the end of the occupation, the Israeli occupation, within a specified time frame, not open ended.”
4. Med shot, journalist
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“We will be seeking a Security Council resolution on ending the occupation within that specified date. And any solution must be based on international law, cannot violate international law and UN conventions and agreements.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“If the US wants to isolate itself as a reaction to Palestinians joining the international community, then they are welcome to do that. American funding is not that essential to Palestinian survival. Quite often, joining the international community, having the protection of the law and so on is much more important than getting some funding from Congress that is conditional.”
8. Wide shot, journalists
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“I cannot tell you the impact of this terror and destruction on lives of ordinary Palestinians. The majority of Palestinian children are of course traumatized. The majority of the population is in state of shock. But there are children who have no family left and nowhere to go. There are children who have witnessed their families being torn to bits. Over half a million Palestinians do not have places to go to. They have been displaced.
10. Med shot, journalists
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
By no means can we describe this latest Israeli aggression against a captured population with nowhere to go as a state of self-defense. The occupation is a state of constant ongoing aggression that manifests itself in different ways in the West Bank, including in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip. And it’s the Palestinians who have been deprived of any type of protection of the right to self-defense.
12. Med shot, journalist
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“The flaws of the incorporation of the asymmetry of power and an assumption of false symmetry, as the occupier and the occupied are equally responsible, equally guilty. And both sides…, this fallacious use of the statement: both sides must do this, both sides.
14. Med shot, journalist
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the Palestinian Legislative Council:
“If Israel wants to be safe, it should stop the one act of aggression which is the occupation, the depriving of the Palestinians of their right to freedom, of their right to use their own land, their own resources, their own lives.”
16. Zoom out, press briefing room

STORYLINE

A senior member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said that the group is seeking a Security Council resolution to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine “within a specified time frame, not open ended.”

Speaking to reporters, Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said some PLO envoys will be meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry aiming for a “clear commitment” of the United States to the 1967 boundaries and to the end “the Israeli occupation.”

Ask for a possible US veto to a Security Council resolution, Ashrawi noted that the Palestinian organization is trying to persuade the US to use “common sense” and avoid a negative vote. She stressed that the US has used “many vetoes” against Palestine and that this would be “one more.”

She said that “if the US wants to isolate itself as a reaction to Palestinians joining the international community, then they are welcome to do that.”

On a possible withdrawal of US funding for Palestine, she stressed that “American funding is not that essential to Palestinian survival.” She noted that “quite often, joining the international community, having the protection of the law and so on is much more important than getting some funding from Congress that is conditional.”

Briefing on the impact on Palestinian children of the latest military offensive in Gaza, Ashrawi said that the majority of Palestinian children are “traumatized” and that “the majority of the population is in state of shock.”

She noted that some children have been left without family while some others “have witnessed their families being torn to bits.”

Ashrawi said that over half a million Palestinians have been displaced as a result of the 50-day long conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The UN estimates that 2,101 Palestinians and 67 Israelis were killed between 8 July and 26 August.

On the Israeli claim of self-defense, The PLO representative underscored that “by no means can we describe this latest Israeli aggression against a captured population with nowhere to go as a state of self-defense.”

She said that the occupation of Palestinian land is a “state of constant ongoing aggression that manifests itself in different ways in the West Bank, including in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.”

Ashrawi stressed that “it’s the Palestinians who have been deprived of any type of protection of the right to self-defense.”

Asked for the possibility of further peace negotiations, she said that the “issue is not the negotiations” but the ongoing Israeli settlement activities, the annexation of Jerusalem, the demolition of homes and the non-compliance with the 1967 boundaries.

She said that peace negotiations have had “basic flaws” since 1991, such as the assumption of “false symmetry,” making “the occupier and the occupied equally responsible” and “equally guilty.” She underscored the use of the “fallacious” statement that both sides are “equally responsible.”

She stressed that Palestinians deserve “equal rights" and "the right to freedom and sovereignty.”

Asked for the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, the PLO official said that most of them are used “in response to Israeli bombing and shelling.”

Ashrawi noted that when a community is “under occupation, that are besieged, you cannot accuse them of action of aggression.”

She said that “if Israel wants to be safe, it should stop the one act of aggression which is the occupation, the depriving of the Palestinians of their right to freedom, of their right to use their own land, their own resources, their own lives.”

Ashrawi stressed the commitment of the organization to the two-state solution based on the 1967 borders.
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