June 21st, 2024

Spain’s prime minister says Cabinet to recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

By The Associated Press on May 28, 2024.

Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno attends a meeting for talks on the Middle East in Brussels, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell insisted Sunday that Israel must abide by the UN top court's rulings and end its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and, at the same time, questioned the possible involvement of authorities in the settler violence against Palestinians on the West Bank. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

MADRID (AP) – Spain’s prime minister said Tuesday the nation’s Cabinet was to recognize a Palestinian state as a European Union rift with Israel widened.

Ireland and Norway were also to make official their recognition of a Palestinian state later in the day.

While dozens of countries have recognized a Palestinian state, none of the major Western powers has done so.

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