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Palestinians to West: We’re ready for statehood

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – The Palestinians are ready for statehood, according to a report to be presented to major aid donor countries in Brussels this week by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He will present facts and figures to show how hisPalestinian Authority has used hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign assistance over the past…

Palestinians seek more than a ‘Facebook state’: PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinians expect wider recognition of their statehood in the coming year and it will mean more than the mere “Facebook state” predicted by an Israeli minister, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Wednesday. Fayyad said recognition by many countries would “enshrine” the Palestinians’ right to…