US Allies Recognize ‘Palestine as a State’

Ireland, Spain and Norway announced plans to recognize a Palestinian state on Wednesday.

It comes as the mounting death toll in Gaza from Israel’s seven-month war has prompted global calls for a ceasefire and lasting solution for peace.

Leaders of the counties said on Wednesday that a two-state solution is essential for peace in the region.

Israel’s foreign minister Israel Katz responded to the moves, posting on X, formerly Twitter: “Today’s decision sends a message to the Palestinians and the world: Terrorism pays.”

In April, the United States effectively prevented the United Nations from recognizing a Palestinian state by vetoing Palestinians full membership.

Several other countries already recognize Palestinian statehood.

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