Hamas, however, does not support the bid for UN recognition on the grounds that it is a unilateral move by the president. Hamas official Musheer Al-Masri says the bid is an "individual step taken by President Abbas without consulting any faction."
Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahhar says the Gaza Strip, which Hamas controls, has been left out of the campaign.
"Nobody has asked the people in Gaza to take to the streets showing solidarity with the so-called September bid. If the Palestinian Authority calls for that, we will oppose it because they detain people in the West Bank. How can I give them the right to demonstrate in Gaza, while they do not give us that right in the West Bank?"
Islamic Jihad also criticized the PA for launching the bid unilaterally.
"This move needs to be studied to make sure it will not ignore major issues such as the right of return, and the future of the Palestine Liberation Organization as a umbrella for the whole Palestinian people," said Islamic Jihad spokesman Dawood Shihab.
Shibab added that Islamic Jihad had reservations toward the UN bid, and that a state could not be announced under occupation.
The Islamic Jihad official said he expected the campaign to fail without Palestinian consensus.
They have two administrations, two territorial units, about a half dozen military groups - all engaged in terror, hate, incitement against Israel.
The last thing they can agree on is "two-states-for-two-peoples", unless they are referring to themselves.
To quote Aaron David Miller:
a much darker reality looms: The Palestinian national movement has become a fractured Humpty Dumpty, with grave consequences for Israeli-Palestinian peace, regional stability, and Palestinians themselves.