PLO considers declaring Palestinian territories as “state under occupation”: Official


Published: 2017-12-25 10:29

Last Updated: 2017-12-25 11:54

Map shows Palestinians loss of land since 1946-2010. (Wikimedia Common)
Map shows Palestinians loss of land since 1946-2010. (Wikimedia Common)
Roya News Source

During the upcoming meeting for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian officials will consider declaring the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 as a “state under occupation”, Azzam Al Ahmad, a member of Fatah Central Committee.

The meeting will be held in Ramallah before the middle of January, and they are expected to conduct a political review of the peace process and the steps required by the Palestinians, Al Ahmad told Voice of Palestine radio.

“It is not possible to continue with the relationship with Israel as long as the latter keeps denying the rights of our people, particularly in Jerusalem.”

“We are facing a continuous, cumulative and long political, diplomatic and popular battle," he said.

However, such step comes after the UN Security Council voted on a resolution to dismiss Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli official capital, which was backed by 14 member states of the council.

If Palestine is declared as a “state under occupation”, it will be backed by the UN and its members to help in establishing the independent Palestinian state.