PA minister says statehood would legitimize Arab terrorism
From PMW, quoting Al Hayat Al Jadida, September 8, 2011:
[PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa] Karake while visiting prisoners’ families at Qalandiya refugee camp… explained that the international recognition of the Palestinian State changes all the imprisoned Palestinians into prisoners of a state, prisoners of war held hostage in another state… He noted that the recognition of the state means recognition of the legitimacy of the Palestinian struggle that the Palestinian nation fought, in the search for freedom and independence. In addition, it [recognition of a state] indicates that the struggles (Arabic- Nidalat) of the prisoners are legitimized and legal according to UN Resolutions, international laws and the third and fourth Geneva Conventions.
Isn’t that special.