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Iceland Votes To Recognize Palestinian State | Radio Free Europe

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.

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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.

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