A Review of The Statehood of Palestine from The Perspective of International Law

Journal of China and International Relations. 2016;4(2):115-135 DOI 10.5278/ojs.jcir.v4i2.1703


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Journal Title: Journal of China and International Relations

ISSN: 2245-8921 (Online)

Publisher: Aalborg University Press

Society/Institution: Aalborg University

LCC Subject Category: Political science

Country of publisher: Denmark

Language of fulltext: English, Chinese

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Wang Kongxiang


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Time From Submission to Publication: 30 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

According to the United Nations’ partition plan of Israel-Palestine, Palestinians enjoy autonomy. But with Israel’s invasion by force, thousands of Palestinian people have been displaced and made homeless. In its Advisory Opinion, “the legitimacy of the building of an isolation wall in the occupied Palestinian territories”, the ICJ confirmed that the Palestinians enjoy the people’s right to self-determination. Also, a tit-for-tat legal struggle was launched in the UNSC and the GA, the UNESCO, the ICC and other agencies concerning the issue of Palestinian’s national identity. In September 2011, Palestine applied to become a formal member state in the UN, and failed to get the Security Council’s support due to the US and Israel’s blockade. Shortly thereafter, Palestine was allowed to join the UNESCO. On November 29, 2012, Palestine upgraded its status to “Non-Member Observer” through the GA’s votes. The focus of Palestine’s national identity is on whether Palestine obtains the desired qualification of the United Nations Member States.