Erekat: Palestinians planning ‚massive‘ diplomatic push for state recognition

18.07.2011                      16.Tammus, 5771

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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."…