The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (witness) held a legal
seminar entitled "Paths for the establishment of a Palestinian state - a
legal vision" in which about 25 academic and legal personalities from
experts and specialists participated, and a representative of the
Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee, representatives of the Directorate of
International Humanitarian Law at the Lebanese Ministry of Defense and the
ICRC's legal adviser at the International Red Cross at the Riviera Hotel in
Beirut. The seminar moderated by Dr. Kholoud Al Khatib.
The seminar opened with a minute of silence on the lives of the martyrs
of the Gaza Strip after the recent aggression, and then the Director of the
Palestinian Association for Human Rights (witness), Dr. Mahmoud Hanafi,
presented the importance of the seminar, its timing and the reasons for
convening it, then he went on to talk about the book prepared by Dr. Shafiq
al-Masri and which issued by a witness under the title: "Palestinian State
in International Law", noting the professionalism of Dr. Shafiq al-Masri,
one of the most prominent legal personalities and the most prominent in writing books on legal approaches related to the
The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative Sciences at
the Lebanese University Dr. Kamil Habeib presented a speech by Dr. Assam
Ismail, in which he insured that Palestine is the state, in conscience, law and
logic, but is a state precedent in the existence the
emergence of international law in modern concepts.
Any existing State (Israel) according to agreements is invalid because
it is based on the rape of the right, because it is based on domination, on
intimidation or acquiescence, or on agreements of betrayal of a nation, The
Convention, although if it done by an official side, However,
according to the concepts related to natural law are conventions that
infiltrated the invalidity and referred to nothing, for its contradiction with concepts that are
unchangeable and related to the basis of state formation.
Dr. Khuloud Al-Khatib moderated the seminar and reviewed the biography
of Dr. Shafiq Al-Masri, and a track record in research and academic life, with
its unique model and its unique professors.
In the first part of the seminar, Dr. Shafiq Al-Masri presented an
extensive presentation on the book "The Palestinian State in International
Law" with its six chapters highlighting the main points addressed in the
book. Then was the period of discussion about what Dr. Shafik presented.
In the second part of the seminar, the researcher Dr. Jaber Suleiman
presented a research paper entitled "The choice of the Palestinian state
in the context of the deal of the times: where to", answering several
problems, including "how the official Palestinian leadership has weakened
the Palestinian position through negotiations over a quarter of a century
"And then the presentation of the elements of the deal of the century,
which became clear, and then a discussion opened on the paper of Dr. Jaber Suleiman.
Dr. Mahmoud Hanafi presented the main recommendations of the seminar,
the need to benefit from this book and the discussions around it all of which
constitute a reference from the legal references that have strengthened the
existence of the state since the 1920s.
The elements of this book constitute specific cases in international law to
strengthen the existence of the Palestinian state.
The book of the Palestinian state in international law should be considered a
legal document that constitutes a human rights compass to correct the political
process and the legal struggle.
the need to re-discuss the resolution 181 of the General Assembly and its
direct implications related to the establishment of a Palestinian state is
considered to be much better than the offer that the Israeli promised to the
The need to translate this book into several languages.
Building a legal system of Palestinian, Arab and international people of
experience and competence to benefit from the legal opinion and search for
possible legal options in the prosecution of the leaders of the occupation
before international courts ..
seminar concluded by presenting a shield to Dr. Shafiq Al-Masri for his
research efforts on the Palestinian cause and for his book "The
Palestinian State and International Law".
Palestinian Association for Human Rights (witness)