Ashrawi: It’s Time for UK, European Countries to Recognize state of Palestine

Hanan Ashrawi

RAMALLAH, September 25, 2014 (WAFA) – PLO Executive committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, stressed that, “It is time for the UK and other European countries to recognize the State of Palestine, Thursday said a press release issued by PLO Executive Committee Department of Culture and Information.

Ashrawi called on the United Kingdom (UK) to provide the necessary political support and engagement at the political, legal, diplomatic and economic levels.

“This is of political urgency in view of the British Parliament’s anticipated discussion of recognition of Palestinian statehood this coming October,” she stressed.

During a meeting at the PLO headquarters in Ramallah with British Consul General, Alistair McPhail, both parties discussed political initiatives that would end the Israeli occupation of Palestine on 1967 borders within a specific timeframe

They also discussed, , the latest political developments in Palestine, including the Palestinian bid at the UN and future political moves.  They also addressed the need to curb Israeli violations, to carry out immediate relief measures, as well as the rapid reconstruction in Gaza.

In a separate matter, Ashrawi, earlier this week, sent a personal letter to Austrian President, Heinz Fischer, and thanked him for his recent stand on behalf of the Palestinian people in the face of the horrific Israeli aggression on Gaza.


Source: WAFA