Norway, Ireland and Spain to recognize Palestinian statehood

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Norway, Ireland and Spain to recognize Palestinian statehood

A protester waves a Palestinian flag during a Pro-Palestine demonstration held in Berlin, Germany, on May 18, 2024.

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Norway, Ireland and Spain will recognize an independent Palestinian state, the three countries’ prime ministers said Wednesday, in the hope of bringing about a peaceful resolution to a conflict that has raged for more than 75 years.

“In the middle of a war, with tens of thousands of dead and injured, we must keep alive the only thing that can provide a safe home for both Israelis and Palestinians: two states that can live in peace with each other,”  Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere told a press conference, according to Reuters.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on social media that his country will approve the recognition of a Palestinian state in the Council of Ministers on May 28, according to a CNBC translation.

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