PLO Remarks on UK Recognition

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PLO’s Dr. Ashrawi: “This Vote Sends the Right Message to the British Government and the Rest of Europe”

PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, welcomed the vote of the British Parliament urging its government to recognize the State of Palestine: “On behalf of the Palestinian people and its leadership, I would like to thank everyone who worked to bring about this vote.  The recognition of Palestine and its people is both a principled decision and a significant step towards justice and peace.”

Dr. Ashrawi continued: “Our right to self-determination has never been up to negotiations. The recognition of Palestine is not contingent upon on the outcome of negotiations with Israel and certainly not something we will trade for; this claim is not only unfair, but immoral.”

“This vote sends the right message to the British government and the rest of Europe— it will enhance the European voices calling for…

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