Montevideo convention - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ben
    • 23.10.12 | 16:35 (IST)

    Let’s examine if Palestine fits the requirements of the Montevideo convention. 1. Does Palestine have a permanent population? Well over half of their population lives outside its borders and they claim to want to expel 400,000 Jews from their lands... So clearly they do not have a permanent population... 2. Does Palestine have a defined territory. Well they would like you to think that its the armistice border of 1948 but again and by definition an armistice is not a permanent border and furthermore declaring the green line a permanent border without negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians would be a clear violation of UNSC 242, as this would violate the right to Israel having secure borders. So the answer to this again is No. 3. Does it have a government? Well TBH it has several all vying for control and most are hostile to the others existence... so the answer to that is No. 4. Does it have the capacity to enter into relations with foreign states? Sure but it’s not on a united front... Some factions have relations with states that are hostile to the existence of other factions... So again the answer is a clear and loud NO... The Fact is when you break down the 4 requirements for statehood Palestine does not fit one Criterion.

    from the article: Israel's grand illusion on Palestinian UN recognition
    First published 13:39 23.10.12 | Last updated 13:39 23.10.12
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