Monday, September 7, 2015
PA official: Pres. Hussein Obama should recognize Palestinian state in his UN speech.
PA official: Pres. Hussein Obama should recognize Palestinian state in his UN speech. (Jpost).
The Palestinians are demanding that US President Barack Obama recognize the Palestinian state during the upcoming session of the United Nations general assembly in New York, a senior Fatah official said on Sunday.
Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, told the Jordanian Al-Ghad newspaper that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the session to discuss efforts to revive the stalled peace process and the situation in the Palestinian territories.
Shtayyeh said Abbas was planning to address the General Assembly “in his capacity as the president of the state of Palestine, unless he decides not to seek reelection as Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee.”
He said the US should follow the more than 130 countries that already have recognized the Palestinian state on the pre- 1967 lines.
“It has become imperative for President Obama to recognize the state of Palestine in accordance with his policy in the wake of Israeli intransigence and ongoing settlement construction,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hamas said on Sunday that any long-term truce agreement with Israel should include the reopening of the airport and the building of a seaport in Gaza. Read the full story here.
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