A Gaza explosion from Israeli aerial bombardments of the people. Hamas, the legitimately elected government of the Palestinian Authority, has been villified in the corporate press., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
China says it supports Palestinians’ bid to seek recognition of independence at United Nations
By Associated Press
Thursday, August 25, 10:33 AM
BEIJING — China says it supports a Palestinian plan to seek full membership in the United Nations next month.
Negotiations with Israel on the terms of Palestinian statehood have been frozen since 2008. As an alternative, the Palestinians have decided to seek U.N. recognition of an independent “Palestine” in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, the areas Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.
China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that Wu Sike, its special envoy on the Middle East, told Palestinian leaders in a meeting in Ramallah that Beijing and the Chinese people have always supported the Palestinian cause.
On the Palestinians’ bid for statehood, the statement said Wu expressed understanding, respect and support.