30 Nov '11, 2am

Palestinian leader reaffirms UN membership bid #Palestine

Palestinian leader reaffirms UN membership bid #Palestine

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed Palestine's bid for UN membership on Tuesday, saying it should complement peace negotiations provided that Israel is prepared to negotiate on the basis of 1967 borders. -- PHOTO: AFP UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed Palestine's bid for UN membership on Tuesday, saying it should complement peace negotiations provided that Israel is prepared to negotiate on the basis of 1967 borders. He said Palestine's decision to apply to join the United Nations 'is our legitimate right' based on the 1947 UN resolution to partition Palestine into two states. 'We do not want and we do not seek to delegitimise Israel by applying for membership in the United Nations, but to delegitimise its settlement activities and the seizure of our occupied lands,' Mr Abbas said. Mr Abbas' message for the UN's annual day of solida...

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