The Palestinian Authority envoy to the European Union, Leila Shahid, has said the most important priority for Palestinians was to have a functioning parliament and full statehood.
She told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur that Palestinians wanted a normal life and she rejected claims of corruption in the Palestinian Authority.
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