Greek Parliament Set To Recognize Palestine

Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP

Greece’s parliament is set to recognize the State of Palestine in a vote on December 22, Greek media reported Thursday, in a largely symbolic move that will be non-binding for the Greek government.

According to the Greek Reporter news site, the move of recognition through parliament, rather than the state, is in order “not to disturb good relations with Israel.”

If passed, the resolution will join similar non-binding gestures by other European legislatures over the past 14 months, including the parliaments of the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Belgium and Portugal. Sweden has gone further, officially recognizing Palestine as a state.

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