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Spanish parliament set to vote on recognizing the Palestinian state

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(Madrid-AlummahWorld, Dhul-AlHijjah 25, 1435, 19 Oct 2014)  The Spanish parliament is set to vote on recognizing the Palestinian state, Al Arabiya and other media reported.
The announcement comes days after British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state.

The motion, which is non-binding was passed by 274 in favor to 12 votes against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” as part of a “contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution.”
It came only a week after Sweden’s new center-left government is set to officially recognize Palestine.

The Spanish parliament is reportedly slated to vote on recognizing Palestinian statehood very soon.
Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds, and the Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories.

International support has been significantly increasing in favor of Palestinians to establish a recognized state.