States of Palestine

The State of Palestine

The State of Palestine

The State of Palestine

 

The State of Palestine in Arabic: دولة فلسطين‎‎, also known as Philistin, is a state in the Middle East, part of Arab nation. Its independence was declared on 15 November 1988 by the Palestinian National Council of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Algiers as a government-in-exile. The country shares borders with Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and the Mediterenian Sea. The capital city is Jerusalem, with government administration being based in Ramallah. The government is a mixed presidential and parliamentary system. The accepted currencies in Palestine are Israeli shekels, Jordanian dinars, and US dollars.

Most areas of the State of Palestine have been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967. The Palestinian Authority applied for United Nations (UN) membership in 2011and in 2012 was granted a non-member observer state. In 30 September, 2015, the Palestinian flag has for the first time been raised at the United Nations following an address delivered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the UN General Assembly.

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