This is an interesting turn of events in deed, if they are true. The PNA claim they have been working on a plan to declare independence for a Palestinian state contained within the 1967 borders. This move, if both true and successful, could pose serious consequences for Israel. As of now, Palestine is not a recognized state within the UN, and as such cannot avail itself of all the legal remedies of a recognised state. However, should this new tactic be successful, Israel will be slapped with a new situation that will make it's prior "problems" look like child's play."Israel is obsessing over the settlement freeze, ignoring a dangerous Palestinian plan to unilaterally declare statehood with EU backing."
The Palestinians have claimed for several years, that if Israel fails to make peace, the PNA will act to declare a unilateral Palestinian state by 2011. Of course Israel will scream foul, pointing to the Oslo agreement, however, Israel will then have to explain its own actions, such as the continued building of settlements, ethnic cleansing and land grabbing, thus altering the borders, another breach of the agreement. Israel is now being confronted with it's most dangerous threat ever. The rising up of the Palestinian people. Israel knows that it can never militarily control or oppress the desire for Palestinian freedom. One only needs to look to Ireland for that answer.
With the word "Irishman" removed and replaced with "Palestinian"“I believe I am but another of those wretched (Palestinians) born of a risen generation with a deeply rooted and unquenchable desire for freedom” ~Bobby Sands, Irish Hungerstriker.
Even back in 2008 Israel was obsessing over this very possibility. It has been a looming threat over the Zionist war criminal occupying entity's heads. And now due to Israel's own genocide in Gaza, the world has turned and there appears to be some support within the UN for this move as is evident in from the "ZioNation" website, where they are having a public meltdown:
Meanwhile, the threat of a unilateral Palestinian state looms large and potent, and eclipses the petty obsession with settlement units. In July, the unfortunately irrepressible Javier Solana offered support of the EU for unconditional acceptance of a Palestinian state as a member of the UN in two years, if negotiations fail. At the end of August, the "moderate" Palestinian Authority announced that it would declare a state in two years, regardless of negotiations. Solana welcomed this provocation as well.Oh the evil Zionist ants are scurrying about in absolute panic mode. As usual and expected, Israel is calling in all it's bribed and owned politicians and UN members, plus adding it's Zionist lawyers to the mix for an all out assault on three fronts, as the Jpost is reporting this today:
Due to the Palestinians' reservations over establishing a state with temporary borders, as was proposed during the second stage of the road map, this step will probably be defined as "early recognition" of Palestine.
It is understood that this will be accompanied by a public American and European declaration that the permanent border will be based on the border of June 4, 1967. Both sides may agree to alter the border based on territorial exchanges.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to discuss Jerusalem and the Palestinian refugees in the initial negotiation stages will not be allowed to delay the announcement of an independent Palestinian state.
Likewise, Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, and that the Arab world embark on normalizing ties with Israel, will not constitute preconditions to an "early recognition" of Palestine.
According to Daniel Taub, the Foreign Ministry's deputy legal adviser, more than 200 top lawyers from all over the world have written the ICC stating that accepting the PA declaration would violate the ICC statute, which unambiguously refers only to states. He refused to say what steps, if any, Israel had taken to discourage Moreno-Ocampo from accepting the PA declaration.Israel truly must be thinking to itself: How dare those "Risen Slaves" declare Independence from the slave masters, how dare they break the Oslo accords! Only Israel can break agreements and go un punished! The Palestinians will wait no more, they will move without Israel's approval, consent or permission. They have risen.
“If they aren't able to destroy the desire for freedom, they won't break you. They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the “Palestinian” people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of “Palestine” will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon.~Bobby Sands
note: For another good take on this development you can go HERE