A PLO official said his group is preparing to declare statehood as early as next month. Salim Zanoun, chairman of the PLO’s Central Council, said the group will convene Feb. 2 to discuss the idea. Palestinian officials have said they reserve the right to declare statehood if they suspect Israel of dragging its feet in the ongoing peace talks.
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