Jerusalem 'Eternal Capital of the State of Palestine'
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday vowed to pursue efforts to end the split between the West Bank and Gaza, and thanked Hamas and all Palestinian groups for supporting his statehood bid at the UN.
Abbas, speaking to thousands of supporters in Ramallah during a rally organized by the PA to celebrate the UN General Assembly‚Äôs vote in favor of upgrading the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, said he would focus his efforts now on ‚Äúrestoring unity of the Palestinians and their lands and institutions.‚ÄĚ
Abbas said the Palestinians would continue their struggle until the Palestinian flag is raised over the walls of Jerusalem‚Äôs Old City and churches. He said that Jerusalem was the ‚Äúeternal capital of the State of Palestine.‚ÄĚ...
Osama Hamdan wrote: A Palestinian state without an armed struggle against Israel is an illusion and won‚Äôt add anything for the Palestinians,...the result of the UN General Assembly vote last Thursday on the statehood bid was a ‚Äúpolitical step, but not a victory or great achievement.‚ÄĚ