To recognize Palestine as an independent state require Italian legislators

Tue, 03.03.2015 15:40

Kiev/ Ukraine in Arabic/ Italian lawmakers on Friday supported the non-binding resolution, which calls on the government to recognize Palestine as a state that emphasizes European frustration with the stalled peace talks in the middle East.

While most developing countries recognize Palestine as a state, most Western European governments not to support Israel and the United States position that an independent Palestinian state should withdraw from negotiations with Israel.

On Friday, the Italian Parliament adopted a resolution on the recognition of Palestine an independent and sovereign state.

300 deputies in favor and 45 against. Thus, parliamentarians supported the document, proposed by the Democratic party of the incumbent Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.

The vote is symbolic, and cannot affect the position of the Italian government, which shares the opinion of most European countries and in favour of negotiations between Israel and Palestine, which must be resolved their conflict.

While in Gaza borders are clearly defined, the exact area that will be Palestine in the West Bank and East Jerusalem will be determined only through negotiations with Israel on a two-state solution".

Also for recognition of a Palestinian state voted parliaments of France, Spain, UK, Ireland. The respective resolution was supported by the European Parliament.

"We urge the Italian government recognition of a Palestinian state without any conditions, to take serious and concrete measures to put an end to the (Israeli) occupation and working for good in the world," the PLO Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, said in a statement.

In a statement published on its Rome Embassy of Israel said it was "positively acknowledges the choice of the Italian Parliament not to recognize a Palestinian state and would prefer to support direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians".

Italian lawmakers not back stronger movement, with the support of the left wing of the left ecology and Freedom party, what would "fully and officially recognized the Palestinian state".

Ireland, Britain and France held a similar parliamentary vote on the status of Palestine in recent months. In Sweden, went even further, officially recognizing Palestine.

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza with its capital in East Jerusalem.


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