Palestinian leader calls on EU to recognize ‘Palestine’

Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah, on Monday urged all the European Union member states to recognize “Palestine”.

Hamdallah made the comments during a meeting with a delegation representing the Palestine Committee in the European Parliament.

“There is a greater need than in the past for all EU countries to recognize an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem,” he said, adding such a move would be an “act of support for the efforts of the Palestinian leadership to end the occupation and to save the two-state solution.”

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