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PNC: Struggle will continue until Palestinian state is created on "all of the Palestinian land”

Headline: “The [Palestinian] National Council: Continuing our struggle on the way to establishing our state whose capital is Jerusalem”

“The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) emphasized on the 31st anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence (see note below –Ed.), which it approved in its 19th session in Algeria in 1988, that our people will not accept the plans that steal our legal national rights, which are freedom, [the refugees'] return, and an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem. In a statement, the National Council emphasized the continuation of the struggle until achieving the Martyrs’ dream of establishing our sovereign state on all of the Palestinian land (i.e., including Israel).”

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.