"...they are seeking to delegitimize Israel, not the occupation, by taking the UN route for Palestinian statehood. Arafat himself stated that "any ground gained through diplomatic means would just be a springboard for the eventual destruction of the Zionist Entity". Arafat is dead, but nothing else has changed. Besides, how can Abbas seek statehood for the Palestinians when half of them (Gaza) reject the notion?
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from the article: Abbas: Palestinians to seek full UN membership