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Spain, Ireland and Norway Coordinate Recognition of Palestinian State

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had put forward an initiative in March for nations to officially recognize the State of Palestine. Today, both Ireland and Norway announced that they were joining with Spain, a significant escalation in the defense of Palestine after the May 20 announcement of the International Criminal Court filing for arrest warrants against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on reasonable grounds to proceed with charges involving genocide against Gaza’s Palestinians.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced: “The Norwegian government has decided that Norway will recognize Palestine as a state. In the midst of a war, with tens of thousands killed and injured, we must keep alive the only alternative that offers a political solution for Israelis and Palestinians alike: Two states, living side by side, in peace and security. Both Israelis and Palestinians have a right to live in peace in their respective states. There will be no peace in the Middle East without a two-state solution. There can be no two-state solution without a Palestinian state. In other words, a Palestinian state is a prerequisite for achieving peace in the Middle East.”

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