Palestinian official says not yet to dissolve PNA, welcomes Brazil's recognition of state (3)

10:17, December 06, 2010      

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Asked about Brazil's recognition of establishing an independent Palestinian state on the occupied territories, Shaath said "such news is bringing joy and happiness. Brazil had promised us to stand by our side and its leaders did and they will officially recognize a state before January 2011."

Meanwhile, a senior Palestinian official rejected on Sunday the U.S. lawmakers' criticism of the Brazilian decision to recognize the future independent state once it is declared. Saleh Ra'fat had called on the U.S. to avoid making any decision against countries recognizing the Palestinian state.

Ra'fat, member of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee told Palestinian Radio "Voice of Palestine" that the U.S. lawmakers' position, who slammed Brazil, "depends on the fact that they are totally supporting Israel and its policy."


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