This article omits an important quote from the PLO statement, yet paraphrases it inaccurately, thereby distorting its intended message. The press release says "Moreover, by definition, a declaration of statehood that is coordinated with organizations like the United Nations and members of the international community would not be a 'unilateral' step. This was, in fact, how the state of Israel came into being in 1948." This article makes it appear as though the PLO is unclear on how Israel was established. That's not what I understood from reading the press release. It's clear that they are in favour of declaring statehood in the same way that Israel declared its own; not unilaterally, but rather with international approval.
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