RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian leadership couldn't care less about Israel's objections to planned State of Palestine passports and other identity documents, a Fatah official said Monday.
Party spokesman Ahmad Assaf said Israel's opposition to the measure, implemented after the UN accepted Palestine as a non-member state in November, would not change their course.
"Since when does the occupier allow the occupied to attain liberation and self determination?" he remarked.
"If we had waited for Israeli approval, we would still have been living in the time before the PA (government was established), because Israel doesn’t want any Palestinians to live in this land and this is a fact."
He continued: "The whole world supports us while Israel is politically isolated, and if it’s necessary we will go to the UN again and the International Criminal Court and other bodies."
"The Palestinian train has started and will not stop until it arrives at its destination: an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital." more