Fri 14 Jun 2024 11:03 am - Jerusalem Time

Labor commits to recognizing Palestinian state

The British opposition Labor Party says it wants to "contribute to the relaunch of the renewed peace process which would lead to a two-state solution"

Labor, the British opposition Labor Party, which is well ahead in the polls ahead of the July 4 elections, pledged Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state in order to help revive the peace process.

“The creation of a Palestinian state is the inalienable right of the Palestinian people,” states Labour’s election manifesto, that is to say the set of policies it would implement if it formed the next government.

“We commit to recognizing Palestinian statehood as a contribution to a renewed peace process that would result in a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel and a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. »

The current Conservative government has already said that Britain could formally recognize a Palestinian state before the end of the peace process and that Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip must be offered "the political prospect of a credible path forward." towards a Palestinian state and a new future.”

In May, Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognized the state of Palestine, angering Israel, which said the move was a reward for terrorism, in the wake of the barbaric assault and sadist of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on southern Israel on October 7.


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Labor commits to recognizing Palestinian state