"In preparation for the September gathering of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Palestinian leadership is conducting extensive lobbying to achieve full UN recognition for the ‘State of Palestine.’ Such recognition, would contravene international law, as delineated in the 1934 ‘Convention on Rights and Duties of States,’ (see below) and would necessitate a positive recommendation of all 5 of the permanent members of the UN Security Council that would be followed by the approval of two-thirds of the UNGA.
To further this goal, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian representatives have been in contact and raised the subject with world leaders and UN officials...
In 2012, the ‘State of Palestine’ was granted symbolic UN non-member observer state status, joining only the Holy See in holding that unique status. At the time, the PA’s efforts were led by terror-mom Latifa Abu Hmeid, who has 5 sons serving life sentences for the murder of Israelis and a sixth son who was killed in an attempted arrest, after he too murdered an Israeli. The only other place in which the ‘State of Palestine’ exists is as a legal fiction in the International Criminal Court as part of its mission to persecute Israel and Israeli officials.
The 1934 Convention on Rights and Duties of States (a.k.a the ‘Montevideo Convention’) sets out the minimum requirements to achieve statehood.
Since it is clear that the Palestinian entity does not meet the conditions set out in the Montevideo Convention - i.e it does not have a defined territory; it does not have a permanent population; it does not have a government in total control of the territory it claims; and it certainly does not have the capacity to engage in foreign relations – the Palestinian leadership is trying to artificially gain statehood status via the UN.
The problem with the Palestinian approach is that the UN does not possess any authority to recognize the existence of a State. The UN can only admit into its ranks a ‘State’ that already exists. According to the UN Charter (articles 4, 18 and 27) the UN can only admit a new state if 9 (including all of the 5 permanent members) of the 15 members of the UN Security Council recommend doing so and that recommendation is adopted by two-thirds of the states who are members in the UNGA."