Three European countries announce they will recognize Palestinian state, Israel recalls ambassador in protest

Three European countries announced on Wednesday (22nd) that they would officially recognize the Palestinian state, a landmark move that was immediately condemned by Israel and praised by the Palestinians.

Three European countries announced on Wednesday (22) that they would formally recognize the Palestinian state, a landmark move that was immediately condemned by Israel and praised by the Palestinians.
Ireland, Norway and Spain issued a statement on the same day and said formal recognition will take place on May 28. Other European countries may follow as anger over Israel\’s actions in Gaza will support the Palestinian cause on the global stage and increase Israeli participation. pressure to negotiate a relationship between the two countries.
It also dealt the latest diplomatic blow to Israel, which immediately recalled its ambassadors to Oslo and Dublin and said it would do the same for Madrid in protest at what it called \”twisted steps\”.
\”In a war that has cost tens of thousands of casualties we must preserve the only alternative to a political solution for Israelis and Palestinians,\” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said as Norway spearheaded three statements.
\”The two countries coexist side by side in peace and security.\”
At a press conference in Dublin shortly afterwards, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris said he hoped the decision would \”bring hope and encouragement to the Palestinian people in their darkest hour.\”
Speaking to parliament, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said: “This recognition is not directed at anyone nor at the people of Israel.
\”This is an act in the interest of peace, justice and moral consistency.\”
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