Ashrawi meets with the International Labour Organization delegation

An ILO fact-finding meeting visited Palestine to gather research and information for the ILO Director-General’s annual report. Dr. Hanan Ashrawi provided a “thorough assessment of the latest political developments and Israel’s continued efforts to destroy the very foundations of the two-state solution by means of its illegal settlement enterprise, the deliberate demographic, cultural, religious and political transformation of Jerusalem, and its persistent demolitions of homes and cultural institutions, among other flagrant violations of international law and Palestinian human rights”. The delegation was made aware of the “dire economic situation in Palestine” and agreed that institution and nation-building cannot succeed without addressing the root causes and measures to end the military occupation.