EU Parliament backs Palestine statehood based on talks

Resolution approved by vote of 498 to 88 calls for recognition of Palestinian state to take place as a result of peace talks with Israel.

EU Parliament backs Palestine statehood based on talks
World Bulletin/News Desk
 
 The European Parliament voted Wednesday for a nonbinding resolution calling for recognition of Palestinian statehood to take place as a result of peace talks with Israel.

The resolution was approved by a vote of 498 to 88, with 111 abstentions.

 The joint resolution backs "in principle" the recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution to the Palestine-Israeli conflict.

The original text, submitted by the Green Party, the Socialists and other groups, had urged EU countries to recognize a Palestinian state without conditions.

However, members of the European Parliament failed to agree on a joint text, and the resolution that passed Wednesday calls for recognition as a result of peace talks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Aralık 2014, 20:47
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