Are The Palestinians Ready For A State?

What Are the International Criteria For Statehood?

According to International law, a sovereign state is:

1) A state that a defined territory on which it exercises internal and external sovereignty.

2) A state that has a permanent population.

3) A state that has a government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states.

4) It is also normally understood to be a state which is neither dependent on nor subject to any other power or state.

Looking at the above, which I gleaned from the Internet it would seem that according to:

1) That the PA bid fails because even though it could be argued that the PA controls certain areas of the West Bank, it has no control over its external sovereignty at all, because Israel controls it.

2) Well around 2,568,000 Palestinians live in the West Bank, around 193,000 in East Jerusalem which is not under PA control and around 1,700,000 in Gaza which Hamas controls and Hamas totally rejects the very idea of Statehood; so who knows how this might be interpreted. But the bid would almost certainly fail on this criterion.

3) Well the PA doesn’t have an elected government, and the one that it does have would be quickly taken over by Hamas it it weren’t protected by Israel.

4) The PA is almost totally dependent on donor nations for money. and on Israel for its utilities.

I personally can’t see how then, based on the above, how the West Bank qualifies for Statehood, but please let me have some feedback in case I’m missing things.

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2 Responses to Are The Palestinians Ready For A State?

  1. Gillian says:

    United Nations

    Nigeria on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for the Palestinian State, but fell short of disclosing how it would vote on the Palestinians’ request for UN membership.

    Amb. Joy Ogwu, Nigeria’s envoy to the UN and Security Council and President for the month of October, disclosed this at a briefing on the programme of the Security Council for the month.

    “We will cross the bridge when we get to the bridge,’’ Ogwu told journalists in New York, while responding to a question on how Nigeria would vote on the Palestinians’ request for UN membership.

  2. Dylan Roze says:

    Why the Palestine wanted to conquer the Israel? What will be the motives? i am a kind curious if this could be affirm that it is about the resources that the Israelite own? Israel known to be the place of diamond? Thanks!