Pedro Sánchez will propose to the Spanish parliament to recognize the statehood of Palestine

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced an initiative to recognize Palestine to facilitate peace between Israel and Palestine

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez / FinnishGovernment, CC BY 2.0 DEED

At a conference dedicated to human rights in Bilbao, the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, expressed his intention to address the national parliament with a proposal to officially recognize Palestine.

This statement, according to Sánchez, is dictated not only by moral considerations and the pursuit of justice but also by the vision of this step as a key to peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine.

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Sánchez drew parallels between Spain's support for Ukraine in the war with Russia and his position on the situation in Gaza, demanding respect for international law, an end to violence, and recognition of the right to exist for both states from Russia and Israel.

He also emphasized the need for humanitarian support for Gaza.

The UK and the US, along with other Western countries, have expressed support for the idea of creating a Palestinian state as a way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not support this idea.

The British Foreign Secretary stated in February the possibility of recognizing Palestine after a ceasefire in Gaza, regardless of the outcome of negotiations on a two-state solution, contrary to previous statements by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Earlier, the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament voted for the amnesty of Catalan separatists, adopting the corresponding law with a score of 178 for and 172 against, despite active opposition from conservative forces.

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