This Note concludes that the Palestinian Homelands possess the necessary qualifications for statehood. Furthermore, recognition is a declaratory act, unnecessary to bring a state into existence. In view of these facts, this Note asserts that the Palestinian Homelands constitute a state under international law.
James D. Howley, Measuring Up: Do the Palestinian Homelands Constitute a Valid State Under International Law?, 8 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 339 (1990).