Palestinian Bid in line with International Resolution, says Official

BERLIN, September 1, 2011 (WAFA) – Azzam al-Ahmad, member of Fatah Central Committee, Thursday said the Palestinian bid to seek full United Nations membership of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders in September comes in line with international legitimacy resolutions based on UN Partition Resolution 181, and does not contradict resuming negotiations based on ending
settlement activities and on the two-state solution.

Al-Ahmad, during a political seminar organized by Fatah movement in the German capital, Berlin, said the move to the UN comes as a result of fruitless negotiations with Israel, the halt in the peace process, the growth of Israeli extremism and the right wing, the drop in moderation and the Israeli refusal to recognize a peace partner.

He referred to US President Barack Obama’s speeches in Cairoand Ankara, where he expressed his support of a Palestinian state and his rejection of continued construction by Israel of new settlements on disputed land. Al-Ahmad also referred to the inability of the Quartet and the UN to make progress on the Palestinian issue.

He reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s persistence in continuing the internal reconciliation despite US and Israeli threats, and noted positive efforts made towards achieving political and social reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.

(english.wafa.ps / 01.09.2011)

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