Palestinians to announce UN statehood bid on Monday

JERUSALEM — The Palestinians will announce Monday what path they will take to seek UN membership or some other form of recognition as an independent state by the world body this month, the Palestinian UN envoy said Friday.

Riyad Mansour told reporters on Friday that the Palestinian leadership will make its decision during a Monday meeting in Cairo that is likely to include supporters from other Arab nations.

Mansour said a “steering committee” chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would consider the issue, and that foreign ministers of Arab League nations meeting separately that day in the Egyptian capital could join the group’s deliberations.

While the Palestinians say they plan to seek UN recognition in the coming weeks, it’s unknown which of several possible paths they may take.

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Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestine

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