09.06.2011 7.Siwan, 5771 Schawuot 2
While PA President Abbas is determined to seek unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state in September, a senior group of Palestinians have said they believe the move could do more harm than good.
The Palestinian leadership is sharply divided over the unilateral move to seek recognition from the United Nations General Assembly in September. While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is determined to go through with the move, a group of senior Palestinians have said in closed conversations that they oppose it because they believe seeking recognition from the United Nations could do more harm than good to their cause.
Two senior European diplomats who have been holding talks with the Palestinians over the past few weeks, as well as three Israeli officials – some of whom are not in governmental roles and some of whom are in senior government positions – told Haaretz that the Palestinians are debating the matter….