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It’s Time for the EU to recognise a Palestinian State- Lynn Boylan

18 November, 2014


Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has echoed calls for the European Parliament to recognise Palestine. 

Speaking today Lynn Boylan said:

“I repeat the call made by my fellow MEP Martina Anderson that now is the time for the EU to recognise Palestine. My political group, GUE/NGL, has requested a European Parliament debate and vote on the issue of recognition of Palestine as a state at its next Strasbourg plenary session.

Several European national parliaments have already taken this step, including members of Seanad Eireann, and it would be a hugely important step if the European Parliament did the same

The proposed European resolution recognises a Palestinian State under international law, while ensuring the security of Israel. I believe the European Parliament has a duty to the Palestinian people to recognise the state. As does the Irish government and I strongly urge the Taoiseach to consider holding a vote in the Dail on the issue."

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