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"The UN ignored the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination in its resolution on partitioning the land" claims PA

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Official PA TV host: “The right to self-determination is closely connected to the injustice against the Palestinian people, as the UN General Assembly ignored the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination in its [UN] Resolution [181] on partitioning the land (see note below -Ed.), as it did not honor the Palestinian people’s clear and declared desire for the end of the British Mandate on its land and for the establishment of its independent state, but rather chose to partition Palestine into a Palestinian Arab state and another state that was later called Israel. The UN continued to ignore the Palestinian people’s undeniable national right until the end of the 1960s, when a change began to appear in the General Assembly’s position.”



UN Resolution 181 (the UN partition plan for Palestine) was passed by the UN General Assembly in 1947. It called for the partition of the British Mandate of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem as a separate entity under the rule of a special international body. The Arab state was meant to be comprised of the western Galilee, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and the remaining territory of the Mandate west of the Jordan River would be the state of Israel - Jordan (known at the time as Transjordan) had already been established in what had been the part of the Mandate that was east of the Jordan River. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine, but Arab leaders and governments rejected it, and launched a war to destroy Israel.