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  3/20/2014, Adar Bet 18, 5774

PA: No Prisoner Release? We'll Seek Permanent UN Seat


The Palestinian Authority said, Thursday, that it would seek a permanent seat in the United Nations if Israel does not carry out the fourth release of security prisoners under terms of the agreement that resulted in the current round of diplomatic talks. The PA currently has observer status at the UN with full status in the UN's Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The PA Foreign Ministry in Ramallah issued a statement saying, "We are waiting for a signal from President Mahmoud Abbas to act in the international arena." The statement also said, "Israel will carry the responsibility for any delay in releasing the prisoners."