Good News for Palestine: Another European Country Set to Oppose Israel

Another European country preparing to hurt Israel, good news for Palestine

For peace in Gaza and resolution of the Israel-Palestine dispute, the Government of Ireland has decided to recognize the State of Palestine. The country's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister can give this information in a press conference on Wednesday.

The increasing humanitarian crisis in Gaza is tarnishing Israel's image in the eyes of the world. On the other hand, after this human tragedy, countries are coming forward to give independent state status to Palestine. Now Ireland, a member country of the European Union, is also going to recognize the state of Palestine. Israel has strongly opposed this step of the Irish government.

These efforts are coming to the fore after the increasing number of deaths in Israel's attack to eliminate Hamas in Gaza. There are calls at the global level for a ceasefire in Gaza and a permanent solution to the Palestine-Israel issue.

139 countries recognized Palestine

After 1988, 139 out of 193 UN member countries have recognized Palestine as an independent state. European Union members Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, and Malta have indicated in recent weeks that they also plan to recognize Palestine. All these countries argue that a two-state solution is necessary for lasting peace in the region.

What did the Irish government say?

The Irish government's statement said the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister will speak to the media on Wednesday. Not much information was given in the statement about what will be the topic of the press conference. But there are speculations that on Wednesday the Irish government may make an official announcement of recognizing Palestine. The statement said recognition would facilitate peace efforts and support a two-state solution.

Israel's response

Israel's Foreign Ministry warned against the move on Tuesday, writing on the social media platform “Don’t become a pawn in the hands of Hamas.”

According to Israeli data, Hamas took about 250 people hostage during Operation Al-Aqsa on October 7 and still has 125 hostages. 1,200 people were killed in this attack and the Gaza War started. According to Gaza's Health Ministry, more than 35,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks, and more than 15 thousand children are among those killed.

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