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Middle East peace process

Recognition of Palestine an important step in a peaceful solution

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution with a large majority calling for the Palestinian state to finally be recognised. After the vote, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated:

"The European Parliament has today joined the growing international momentum for the recognition of the Palestinian state. The Greens/EFA group has long supported a two state solution and views the recognition of Palestine as an important step towards a peaceful solution of the Middle East conflict, which puts pressure on both sides to this end.

"We also welcome that MEPs supported a Green proposal to set up a 'parliamentarians for peace' initiative with deputies from Europe, Israel and Palestine."