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Wed 22 May 2024 9:29 am - Jerusalem Time

Today, Ireland will announce its recognition of the State of Palestine

Reuters quoted an informed source as saying that the Irish government will announce recognition of the Palestinian state on Wednesday.


EU member states Ireland, Spain, Slovenia and Malta have indicated in recent weeks that they plan to recognize, considering a two-state solution necessary for lasting peace in the region.


The Irish government said yesterday evening, Tuesday, that the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister would speak to the media on Wednesday morning, but it did not specify the topic.


Agence France-Presse quoted the public broadcaster RTE in Ireland and the Irish Times newspaper as saying that the prevailing atmosphere indicates that the decision will be announced during the press conference.


On the other hand, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a video on the


Two days ago, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris announced that his country intends to recognize the State of Palestine during this May.


Harris indicated that Ireland is moving with countries that want to recognize the State of Palestine.


Spanish official sources also reported to Al Jazeera that the Prime Minister will announce today before Parliament the date of recognition of the Palestinian state.


The High Representative for Foreign Affairs of the European Union, Josep Borrell, had said - in previous statements - that Spain will recognize the State of Palestine on May 21, indicating that other European countries such as Malta, Slovenia, and Ireland are on their way to recognizing the State of Palestine.


It should be noted that 8 member countries of the European Union recognize the State of Palestine: Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, the Southern Cyprus Administration, and Sweden.

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