Israel-Gaza War, Spain

Following Norway and Ireland, Spain to recognize Palestinian state in coming days

After Ireland and Norway announced their intention to recognize a Palestinian state, Spain says it intends to follow suit.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. (Photo: OSCAR GONZALEZ FUENTES/Shutterstock)

Spain has announced that it will also recognize a Palestinian state, after Norway and Ireland previously declared plans to do so.

The government of Spain announced that it would formally recognize a Palestinian state as part of an effort by a number of European countries to pressure Israel and lead to the actual establishment of a Palestinian state.

The Spanish government announced that it would formally recognize the existence of a Palestinian state next week on May 28.

According to a number of reports, Prime Minister Sanchez was a prime mover of this effort, applying significant pressure to a number of leaders and countries in the hopes of bringing other European countries on board this anti-Israel effort.

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