The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said, on Monday, that it has started a process to kick Israel out of the United Nations, on ground of being an apartheid state.

Ahmad Majdalani, member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said that the request for suspending Israel’s membership in the United Nations, similar to how the South African government was treated during the period of its racist rule, is now at the examination phase both legally and procedurally.

He told Voice of Palestine radio that the PLO is seeking answers to these questions from the Legal Committee of the international organization.

The PLO official said that since Israel defines itself now as a racist and an apartheid state, with its new Nation-State Basic Law and its discriminatory practices, many in the international community would be inclined to support the Palestinian effort.