One hundred Palestinian leaders and activists gathered outside the office of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ramallah, West Bank, and have filed a letter in which they urged Mr Ban to add “moral voice support the Palestinian people. ”
“The families of tens of thousands of victims of the Israeli occupation, especially the martyrs, the wounded and prisoners, who were evicted from their homes or lost their homes and their properties, hoping that you will make every effort possible to to achieve the just demands of the Palestinian people. ”
This letter was delivered by Abu Latifa Hmeida, 70, who lost a son in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and seven other son in prison in the Jewish state for alleged militant activities. The woman in the West Bank was chosen because it accounts for one-Palestinian suffering: his home in a refugee camp was destroyed twice by the Israeli authorities in retaliation for his activism son.
In this letter specifying the details of this campaign, which will include a series of peaceful events until September 21, the date of opening of the UN General Assembly. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to make a speech two days later.
The Palestinians have embarked on the path of an application for recognition of the independence of their state because of stalled negotiations with the Jewish state.
Although the Palestinian demand may obtain approval of the General Assembly, a true recognition by the UN would require the green light from the Security Council, in which the U.S. has already indicated that they would veto any Palestinian initiative in the absence of a negotiated peace agreement.