Belgium may unilaterally recognize Palestine
Four political parties that form Belgium’s government have reportedly agreed to recognize the Palestinian state, despite diplomatic pressure from Israel and its allies. The recognition will happen “at a moment deemed appropriate.”
Belgium could become the second European Union member to officially recognize the Palestinian state, reported Le Soir, French language daily Belgian newspaper.
Sweden was the first country to recognize the occupied state of Palestine this year.
Belgium’s coalition government allegedly drafted a motion regarding recognition of the Palestinian state earlier this week. The document that will be submitted to nation’s parliament for implementation bears no set date of recognition, though.
In late November Prime Minister Charles Michel favored Palestine recognition. “But the question is when is the right moment,” he added.
There should be a common position elaborated within the EU regarding the Palestinian state recognition, Michel stressed. Yet there is at…
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