Official Statement: PLO’s Dr. Ashrawi Welcomes the Vote of the Spanish Parliament

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Dr. Ashrawi Welcomes the Vote of the Spanish Parliament Calling on Its Government to Recognize the State of Palestine

via PLO

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, welcomed the positive vote of the Spanish Parliament calling on its government to recognize the State of Palestine:

“On behalf of the people of Palestine and our leadership, I would like to thank everyone who worked to bring about this vote.  The recognition of Palestine and its people is an investment in peace and constitutes a substantive contribution to a just peace.

We would like to express our appreciation for such a principled stand on behalf of the people of Spain and the thousands around the world who worked with members of the Spanish parliament to make this vote happen.  We call on the Government of Spain to take the next logical step of recognizing the State of Palestine, and we urge…

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