RAMALLAH, August 4 (JMCC) - The Arab League met Wednesday to work on a Palestinian draft resolution to the United Nations seeking statehood, al-Jazeera reported
Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator, said the application was a positive development for the peace process.
Our request for UN permanent membership for the Palestinian State with 1967 borders and capital as Jerusalem doesn't aim any kind of confrontation or conflict but it is only to maintain the option of two states and to preserve the peace process, Erekat said.
He spoke after meeting Arab League representatives including the foreign ministers of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, the UAE, Syria and Qatar.
At the next UN General Assembly meeting in September, Palestinian leaders plan to put forward a proposal for the UN to recognise an independent Palestinian state.
The United States has said that it will veto any such proposal, and has pushed for another round of talks between Israel and the Palestinians instead.
The Palestinian leadership, however, has urged the US to reconsider that position.
Veto on what, veto on the two-state solution? We're not out there to isolate anyone or to legitimise anyone, said Erekat.
We're there to delegitimise the Israeli settlement activities and the Israeli occupation, and to legitimise the birth and the restoration of the state of Palestine on the geographic map.