Flashback: PA Minister Argues U.N. Recognition Would Legitimize Hamas Terror
The United Nations earlier today voted to recognize a Palestinian state, upgrading the Palestinians’ status to non-member observing state. The Palestinian Authority’s “Minister of Prisoners,” Issa Karake, said last year that such recognition from Turtle Bay would legitimize the violence that has been committed in the effort to establish a state. According to the organization PalWatch.org, which translates Palestinian media, Karake told a Palestinian newspaper last year that:
[Recognition of a state] indicates that the struggles of the prisoners are legitimized and legal according to UN Resolutions, international laws and the third and fourth Geneva Conventions.
The day after the PA requested full statehood recognition from the U.N., in September of 2011, its official television station broadcast ads depicting a state of Palestine replacing all of today’s Israel.