Monday, July 18, 2011

Erekat: Palestinians planning 'massive' diplomatic push for state recognition

Top Palestinian negotiator says PA has two-prong goal to gain recognition of Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with Jerusalem as capital, achieve membership as state in UN.
"The Palestinian Authority is planning a massive diplomatic campaign to gain recognition of statehood from both the United Nations as well as individual countries, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday, according to a report by Ma’an News Agency.

Erekat explained that the PA had a two-prong goal: "First gaining recognition of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, secondly gaining membership as a state in the UN."

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