Palestine to pursue more UN recognition

Apr 02, 2014    

Ramallah, April 2 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he will sign a request to join 15 UN agencies and international treaties in response to Israel's delay to release the final group of Palestinian long-term prisoners.Abbas made the remarks while meeting members of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah. He signed one of the treaties during his televised speech, Xinhua reported.The decision came after the US failed to convince Israel to release the remaining 26 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.By signing the international treaties, s...

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