Palestinian activists urge recognition of statehood

Palestinian activists urge recognition of statehood
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 8:44am

Pro-Palestinian activists raised a giant Palestinian flag monday in front of the European Council Building in Brussels. Activists also handed officials more than 913,000 signatures to the EU petitioning for member states to recognize Palestine.

Palestinian officials plan to seek statehood status from the UN during their general assembly meeting later this month. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon reaffirmed his support for an independent Palestinian State last friday. The move is opposed by both Israel and the United States.

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