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Palestine Aspires to Obtain full Membership in United Nations

Wed 03 Apr 2024 | 11:58 AM
Ahmed Emam

The Palestinian Authority has once again requested to join the United Nations. The request was posted on X by the Palestinian Permanent Observer Mission to the UN on Tuesday. 

The post included a letter signed by Riyad Mansour, the UN Ambassador of the Palestinian Territories.

 In the letter, Mansour referred to the initial application made in September 2011 and requested renewed consideration for membership status this month.

In September 2011, the Palestinian Authority failed to secure UN recognition as an independent member state. A year later, the UN changed the Palestinian Authority's "non-member observer entity" status to "non-member observer state", similar to the Vatican.

The Palestinian Authority, which is dominated by the Fatah political party, previously had administrative control over Gaza until 2007 when Hamas won the 2006 legislative elections in the occupied territories and expelled it from the strip. 

Since then, Hamas has governed Gaza, while the Palestinian Authority has governed parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.