The Palestinians are determined to approach the United Nations on Sept. 20, to request an international recognition of a full membership of the state of Palestine, established on the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967, in response to the stalled direct peace talks with Israel.
The United States and Israel oppose the Palestinian bid to the UN, although Israel refused to halt settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Both Washington and Tel Aviv believe that the Palestinian state can only be established though direct talks and signed agreements and not through submitting a request to the UN.
The Palestinians are sticking to resuming the peace talks, based on accepting the principle of the two-state solution and halting settlement.
Hanin Abu Baker, the 21-year-old girl from the West Bank city of Ramallah, spends more hours than before in front of her computer surfing the social website of Facebook on the internet to back the Palestinian bid to the United Nations to request a recognition of a state.
Abu Baker and his fiancé, who had moved to the state of California in the United States two weeks ago, had built up together with a group of Palestinian youths, who lives in the Palestinian territories and abroad, a special group in Arabic called "September, a deserved merit."
Abu Baker said she was happy for the success that the group she and the others had established on Facebook. She cooperated and coordinated with her colleagues to translate the page into other languages, such as Hebrew, French, English and Spanish.
The young woman and a team of Palestinian youths are typing attractive and encouraging sentences to support the group. She said she kept copying and pasting statements and articles written by journalists, intellectual writers on the bid to the UN to recognize the new Palestinian state number 194.
"Our aim of establishing our page is to gather the largest support inside and outside the Palestinian territories and gain the support of other people all over the world," said Abu Baker, who rarely left her seat only to eat or to sleep, adding "the English edition of the page was highly appreciated."
Abu Baker, who studies in one of the Palestinian universities, added comments to the comments of analysts and international experts in international laws and politics. Visitors from the Arab region as well as from the entire world also checked the page and expressed themselves on what was written.
In addition to the page "September, a deserved merit," other similar groups were also established on Facebook, such as Palestine Deserves, the People Want a Declaration in September, September, Palestine state number 194. The pages related to September bid to the UN are increasing every day.
Munir al-Jaghoub, a media committee coordinator of Fatah Party in the West Bank, said the Palestinians are going for an unprecedented campaign to gain their right of being recognized as an independent state, adding "therefore we must use all possible means to make our voice reachable to everyone."
The Palestinian members of these pages are urging the people of other countries to back the legal and peaceful Palestinian attitude, while Israel on the other side is trying through large diplomatic and media campaigns to stop the Palestinians from approaching the UN.
Al-Jaghoub said the symbols of these pages are pictures of the Palestinian leaders. "The pictures of President Mahmoud Abbas, late leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian flag and the building of the UN in New York are included in the various pages established for the Palestinian bid to the UN for international recognition," said al-Jaghoub.
Both Abu Baker and al-Gaghoub affirmed that the campaign is not seeking any kind of political affiliation, "it only seeks to make a general Palestinian achievement that benefits all the people."