Palestine Seeks De Facto State Without Israel Approval

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad says the Authority will create a de facto Palestinian state without waiting for the result of peace talks with Israel.

Fayad said during a press conference in Ramallah on Tuesday that the PA government is determined to build state institutions within two years, Ynet reported.

"The Palestinian government is struggling determinedly against a hostile occupation regime … in order to establish a de facto state apparatus within the next two years," he said.

The prime minister also called on Palestinians to be "united and steadfast in their determination to remain on their homeland, end the occupation and achieve their freedom and independence."

"The world should also know that we are not prepared to continue living under a brutal occupation and siege that flouts not only the law, but also the principles of natural justice and human decency," he concluded.

(Press TV and YNet)

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