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Ishtaye urges international community to recognize Palestinian state

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye on Wednesday called on the international community to recognize the state of Palestine on 1967 borders.

“The international community is required to break the status quo imposed by Israel by recognizing the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Ishtaye said in a press statement.

He added that “this step is essential to confront the endless Israeli systematic destruction of the two-state vision by constructing settlements, confiscating lands, and violating international law and the United Nations resolutions.”

The Palestinians want to establish an independent Palestinian state in the Palestinian territories that Israel occupied in 1967 with the eastern part of Jerusalem as its capital.

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