British MPs back recognition of Palestine

Motion adopted 274-2 by House of Commons urges government to “recognise state of Palestine alongside state of Israel”.

British MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state in a move which will not alter the government’s stance on the issue, but which carries symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of international recognition.
The UK does not classify Palestine as a state, but says it could do so at any time if it believed it would help peace efforts between the Palestinians and Israel.



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