PA Recognizes Palestinian Statehood
Palestine became a recognized state in November 1988.
by Stephen Lendman
Mahmoud Abbas is a longtime Israeli collaborator. It took him 24 years to acknowledge it. More on that below.
Palestinian statehood existed since November 15, 1988. It was proclaimed in Algiers. The PLO adopted the Palestinian Declaration of Independence.
Previous articles explained. PLO legal advisor Francis Boyle drafted it. He included safeguards to assure all sovereign state rights.
He excluded wiggle room loopholes. He made sure UN membership won't affect rights too important to compromise.
Palestine satisfies all essential criteria for sovereign independence. It's entitled to full de jure UN membership. PA officials haven't sought it. Why not they'll have to explain.