Now they plan to seek "nonmember observer state" status. They'll likely get it. "It is not a move that will do anyone any good. It will not change facts on the ground, and it will come at a cost."
"Israel and the United States say unilateral moves like these by the Palestinians violate the 1993 Oslo accords, which were intended to pave the way to a 'final status agreement' within five years."
"And it is clear that a negotiated deal is the only way to ensure the creation of a viable Palestinian state and guarantee Israel's security."
Fact check- Advertisement -
Previous articles explained that Palestinian statehood was established on November 15, 1988. At the time, the PLO adopted the Palestinian Declaration of Independence. It's official and binding. Palestine satisfies all essential criteria for sovereign independence and full de jure UN membership.
On May 11, 1949, General Assembly Resolution 273 recommended UN membership for Israel. On November 5, 1949, it was officially granted. It was conditional on its government accepting and implementing Resolutions 181 and 194.
On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly passed Resolution 181, the Palestine Partition Plan.- Advertisement -
It granted 56% of historic Palestine to Jews (with one-third of the population) and 42% to Palestinians.