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Spain, Ireland and Norway officially recognize the State of Palestine

The State of Palestine will be accepted by 145 countries of the 193 members of the United Nations

This Tuesday, May 28, Spain, Ireland and Norway made official their recognition of the Palestinian State, a decision they announced last week, and after which Israel withdrew its ambassadors from Madrid, Dublin and Oslo, agencies report.

With Spain, Norway and Ireland, the number of countries that recognize the State of Palestine amounts to 147, of the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly.


The Spanish Government officially recognized the State of Palestine in a decision formally adopted this Tuesday by the Council of Ministers.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José Manuel Albares, said this Tuesday after recognizing the State of Palestine that "in the face of suffering, indifference is not possible."

“Today is a day that remains engraved in the history of Spain. A day in which our country says that in the face of suffering, indifference is not possible and that peace, solidarity, commitment and trust in humanity are possible,” he said at a press conference.


For its part, Norway issued official recognition to the State of Palestine. 

In account X of the Norwegian Foreign Minister you can read “Norway's recognition of #Palestine as a State today represents a milestone in Norwegian-Palestinian relations. “It was important to be able to present a formal document to Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa in person.”

“Norway's official recognition of Palestine as a state has come into effect,” the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. release.

The Norwegian Government described as “memorable” the entry into force of the recognition of Palestine as an independent and sovereign State by this Nordic country.

“For more than thirty years, Norway has been one of those that has fought the hardest for a Palestinian state. Today, when Norway officially recognizes Palestine as a State, is a memorable day in the relationship between Norway and Palestine,” Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said in a statement.


“At a government meeting held this Tuesday, Ireland formally recognized the State of Palestine,” the executive announced in release.

“The government recognizes Palestine as a sovereign and independent state and has agreed to establish full diplomatic relations between Dublin and Ramallah,” the government said, adding that it will soon open an embassy there.

In the statement, the Irish Prime Minister, the centrist Simon Harris, 37, sent a message to his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netenyahu, to find a way out of the conflict.

Likewise, he points out that Ireland's decision seeks to “keep hope alive. He is all about believing that a two-state solution is the only way for Israel and Palestine to live side by side in peace and security.”

Mahmoud Ridha Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, in a statement released by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, that the Palestinian Presidency welcomes the brave and bold European political positions, especially those adopted by Spain, Ireland and Norway, which They recognized the State of Palestine.

Israeli attacks on Gaza continue

On Monday, a deadly bombing hit an internally displaced persons camp in Rafah, on the southern edge of Gaza, leaving at least 45 people dead; what is considered by Netanyahu as a “tragic mistake”, which will be investigated.

After the attack, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said on his networks “There is no safe place in Gaza. “This horror must end.”


Despite the International Court of Justice's order, issued on Friday, for an “immediate” halt to the attacks in Gaza, Israeli forces are not stopping.

The total number of deaths in Gaza has reached 36.050, 50 of them in the attack on the aforementioned Rafah displaced persons camp, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health, under Hamas control.

Nearly a million people have fled Rafah, most to the west - to the beaches of Al Mawasi - where they are overcrowded and without sanitation services or drinking water.

The intense attacks have been condemned in the world, for being directed towards women and children.

The Palestine Today account published this Tuesday that more than 20 Palestinians were murdered in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

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