Monday, July 18, 2011

Palestine looking forward to seeking statehood at UN

PressTV - Palestine looking forward to seeking statehood in UN:

Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:4PM
Ibrahim Husseini, PressTV, Jerusalem AlQuds

"The issue of statehood according to legal experts has been settled, because Palestine is a state in accordance with the first article of the Montevideo convention which defines a state as having: a permanent population; a defined territory; a government; and capacity to enter into relations with the other states.

The refusal or admittance of the United Nations is political however, and analysts point that the issue of statehood is separate from UN membership.

Analysts now agree that the most likely scenario is that Palestine will achieve a UN observer member status, and this in turn will strengthen its case to join the International criminal court, in addition to other international organizations including the UN bodies.

Legal experts suggest that the ICC will be instrumental to bring Israeli officials to justice, for crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and in turn add pressure on Israel to end its occupation of Palestine.

Analysts agree that there will be no immediate results from the anticipated move at the UN , nonetheless the accumulation of legitimacy, United Nations diplomatic pressure, the right to self determination and legal assets will all eventually trigger a collective action against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Israel's critics say Israel regards this accumulation of legitimacy to Palestine as a poignant threat, and any gain for Palestine as Israel perceives it, will inevitably and directly erode from its own legitimacy, but for the Palestinians, a people who are described as have been scarred by dispossession, dispersion, and a profound uncertainty for the future; the move to the UN seems to be the only option they have.

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