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PA to renew request to join international institutions
“[PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi] said that renewing the application to international institutions ‘will enable us to strengthen our situation internally and internationally and to protect our lands, natural resources and rights by halting Israeli escalation.’ She added that...”
Dec 4, 2013
PA seeks unilateral recognition as state
“[Political] party and national leaders agreed about the need to build on the UN recognition of Palestine as a non-member state of the organization, which was obtained a year ago, as well as to move forward in this field in order to obtain all national rights. Fatah Central Committee member Nabil...”
Dec 2, 2013
PA TV glorifies Abbas' defiance of the US in seeking UN observer status
PA TV broadcast the movie ‘The appeal to the UN; secrets and hidden [facts]’ Part 1. The movie’s intro: “A clear objective and a legitimate right.”… “We chose the way and entered the conflict; we won and waved the name ‘Palestine.’ “Defiance, power, determination, the appeal to the UN; secrets and...”
Nov 29, 2013
Palestinian propaganda at UNESCO conference: Israel engages in "manipulation of the city's [Jerusalem's] Arab and Islamic character"
“For the first time, the State of Palestine is attending the opening of the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference as a full Member State… On this matter, Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Ismail Tellawi said that… one of the most...”
Nov 7, 2013
PLO official: US aggression against Syria will benefit Israel at Palestinians' expense
Headline: “Forces of democracy hold a sit-down strike in front of the UN [headquarters] to oppose the American threats of aggression against Syria” “Issam Abu Daqqah, a member of the Central Committee of the [PLO’s] Democratic Front… said: ‘Our Palestinian people and all the Arab peoples understand...”
Sep 11, 2013
PA PM Fayyad: Israel killed 200 prisoners by "medical negligence and torture"
Headline: “At the Bagdad International Conference of Solidarity with the Heroes of ‘the Fortresses of Captivity’ - Fayad: ‘We have 4,600 prisoners, 200 of whom died as Martyrs as a result of medical negligence and torture’” “Prime Minister Salam Fayyad stressed in his address at the Bagdad...”
Dec 12, 2012
PA chief negotiator: Israel can be prosecuted for war crimes now that Palestine achieved UN observer state status
Headline: “Ramallah recommended taking advantage of international recognition of the State of Palestine to aid the cause of prisoners in the occupation’s prisons.” “Chief negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat said that Israel has always used the term ’terrorist’ when describing Palestinian prisoners, because...”
Dec 6, 2012
Boy commenting on Palestine becoming UN observer state: “We won’t recognize Israel to the day we die”
Report on the Palestinian celebrations after UN vote granting the PA observer state status in November 2012. Boy: “We’ve come to identify with him [Mahmoud Abbas] and say to him: ‘Keep on going. We want the State of Palestine [UN state number] 194, and we won’t recognize Israel to the day we die!’”
Nov 30, 2012
PA Minister: Palestine achieved UN observer status because of Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad and the sacrifice of many other terrorists
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash delivers Friday sermon on PA TV. Habbash, referring to Palestine achieving non-member observer state status at the UN: “This achievement is the fruit of the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) who over many decades fell defending Palestine and the...”
Nov 30, 2012
PA daily: The way Palestinians responded to Israel's Gaza offensive demonstrated their right to a state
“In these difficult days, [living] under this oppressive attack (i.e., Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation that aimed at destroying the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, November 2012) and confronting Israel’s bloody illusions, our people – by weapon and by will – has presented itself most...”
Nov 22, 2012
Abbas: Israel's "aggressive and unfair war" in Gaza is meant to intensify Fatah-Hamas rift
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. Excerpt from Abbas' speech at the PA leadership's meeting on Nov. 18,...
Nov 19, 2012
Abbas: Israeli air strikes on Gaza meant to undermine PA efforts to gain non-member status at UN
"The President [Abbas] went on to say: 'Everything Israel is doing is meant to undermine our efforts to go to the UN, and he said: "We are going to the UN on the 29th of this month [November 2012] with the aim of having a vote (Ed: to upgrade Palestinian status to that of a non-member state) - not...
Nov 17, 2012
Abbas: UN non-member state status for Palestine will establish that all disputed land is actually "occupied"
"During a speech at a meeting of the Arab League Ministerial Council, President Abbas said: ... 'We will hand in the application and request that it be voted on this November 29... We want to establish that the Palestinian territories that were [taken] in 1967 including Jerusalem [are occupied],..."
Nov 13, 2012
PA minister: UN non-member status for Palestine will mean Palestinian prisoners are illegally detained by Israel
Headline: "Karake: Our application to the UN [to achieve] recognition of the State of Palestine will raise the legal status of the prisoners" "Minister of Prisoners, Issa Karake said that the [PA] leadership's application to the UN to wrest [from it] international recognition of a Palestinian state..."
Nov 13, 2012
Abbas: Israeli excavations under Al-Aqsa are meant to cause its collapse
Headline: "[Abbas] calls for support for effort by Palestinian state to receive full membership in the UN – the President calls for an Islamic solidarity summit to support the multifaceted Palestinian strategy concerning Jerusalem" "[Abbas said]: 'Our brothers, Palestine is still afflicted by the..."
Aug 17, 2012
PA Minister announces plan to return to UN to achieve "non-member state" status, as first step to gaining full-member status
"Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki announced yesterday that on November 27 Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will file an application [for Palestine] to be accepted as a non-member state in the UN General Assembly. Al-Malki told journalists at his office that 'Palestine will approach the..."
Aug 5, 2012
Abbas: PA will relaunch unilateral statehood campaign at UN
PA Chairman Abbas: "We went to the UN in order to obtain recognition as a state. The first time we weren't successful, but certainly - Allah willing - we will succeed the second time. We are a nation that deserves a state. We have all the foundations of a state. We have all the institutions of a..."
Jul 28, 2012
PA Minister: PA to unilaterally seek "non-member statehood" at the UN after US elections
"Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki said... in the coming period they will strive to secure votes from 180 of the 193 member states of the UN General Assembly. He said: 'The PA is not afraid of the American threat of sanctions that could lead to the end of political contacts, economic aid, and closing..."
Jul 24, 2012
Now that Palestine has UN observer status, bring to justice Israeli leaders for ethnic cleansing and war crimes
Article by PA daily regular columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman: Headline: “Needed after statehood” “A few things called for by Palestine’s new status at the U.N. An official announcement by Palestine, the Arabs, Israel, and the UN that the [Oslo] Declaration of Principles is dead and no longer needed for...”
Feb 12, 2012
PA Minister: UN membership will ensure prisoners are recognized as legitimate fighters, not terrorists
Headline: "Karake: The strategy of linking the return to negotiations with the release of prisoners enjoys a broad political consensus." "Membership in the UN will realize three victories for the prisoners. … [PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs] Karake stated that Palestinian membership in the UN,..."
Nov 24, 2011
PA official Nabil Shaath: The Palestinian leadership initiated the armed struggle, PA is determined to apply for statehood, despite "international threats"
Headline: “In spite of international threats and pressure that the PA is contending with – Shaath declares that the leadership is determined to apply to the UN, and the price will not be taken into account” “In spite of international threats and pressure on the PA to dissuade it from applying to...”
Nov 8, 2011
Abbas seeks recognition of Palestine as a UN member state
PA TV News broadcasts interview with PA Chairman Abbas from Russia Today TV, an Arab TV channel in Russia: Abbas: "We went to the [UN] Security Council in order to ask for recognition of the State of Palestine as a UN member state. Since '47, since [UN] Resolution 181 which established two states –..."
Oct 2, 2011
PA Minister: Palestinian prisoners are “war captives” and should be released
Headline: "Karake: Recognition of the independent State of Palestine on the 1967 borders will be beneficial for the legal status of the Palestinian prisoners" "[Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa] Karake said: 'The leadership's appeal to the UN will be beneficial for the prisoners' cause.' He..."
Sep 29, 2011
Abbas addresses UN General Assembly seeking recognition for Palestinian state
"...Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, We profoundly appreciate and value the positions of all States that have supported our struggle and our rights and recognized the State of Palestine following the Declaration of Independence in 1988, as well as the countries that have recently recognized the..."
Sep 23, 2011
PA TV highlights PA statehood bid with repeating UN logo puzzle clip
The UN logo is shown as a puzzle missing a piece. The Palestinian flag in the form of a puzzle piece completes the UN puzzle. One of the two Palestinian anthems "My Homeland" is played in the background. Click to view video Click to view bulletin
Sep 13, 2011