Iceland’s parliament has voted to recognize the Palestinian Territories as an independent state.
The Icelandic parliament, or Althingi, decided by 38 votes in the 63-seat house to back a resolution allowing for the recognition of a Palestinian state within the borders of the Six-Day War of 1967. Another 13 deputies abstained and 12 were absent. No one opposed the motion.
For more on this story, visit: Iceland Votes To Recognize Palestinian State.
Iceland on Thursday became the first west European country to formally recognize a Palestinian state, three months after the Palestinians began to seek full membership of the United Nations with peace talks with Israel frozen indefinitely.
For more on this story, visit: Iceland recognizes state of Palestine – Israel News, Ynetnews.