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Israel infuriated by Ireland, Spain, and Norway's recognition of a Palestinian state

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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REUTERS/Susana Vera

Ireland, Spain and Norway announced on Wednesday that they would recognise a Palestinian state on May 28, prompting an angry response from Israel which said this amounted to a "reward for terrorism" and recalled its ambassadors from the three capitals.

Dublin, Madrid and Oslo painted the decision as a move aimed at accelerating efforts to secure a ceasefire in Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza.

They urged other countries to follow suit although the United States, Israel's main ally, stood by its position that a Palestinian state should be realised through direct...

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