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