Palestinian Authority will go to U.N. to ask for Palestinian state
The Palestinian Authority Saturday denied that PA President Mahmoud Abbas was considering postponing a request to the UN to upgrade the status of a Palestinian state.
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for Abbas, said that the decision to present the Palestinian request to the UN this month has been taken by the Palestinian leadership and the Arab countries.
He pointed out that the Palestinians circulated over the weekend a draft proposal of the statehood bid to the UN.
“The decision has been taken and there will be no backtracking on it,” Abu Rudaineh said. “We will go the Un to ask for a state within the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.”