Israel’s Knesset votes against recognition of Palestinian state

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, unilaterally decided on Wednesday not to recognize the establishment of a Palestinian state, with 99 MKs voting in favor and nine opposed.

The wording of the announcement is as follows: “Israel will continue to oppose the unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state. Such recognition following the massacre of October 7 will give a huge reward to terrorism that was unprecedented and will prevent any future peace settlement.”

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