Palestinian National Council Declaration of Independence


Meeting in Algiers, the PNC accepted the new policy of Yasser Arafat and called for the convening of an international peace conference for the Middle East, under the auspices of the Security Council and based on resolutions 242 and 338 and the assurance of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. They also renounced terrorism but accepted the right of people to fight against foreign occupation. It also called for the continuation of the intifada. The document proclaimed the independence of Palestine without defining its borders with Jerusalem as its capital.