Ireland says recognition of Palestinian state based on 1967 borders

Ireland plans to recognize the Palestinian state based on its 1967 borders, Foreign Minister Micheal Martin says.

“When we recognize a state, we don’t recognize the government of the day, we recognize the state in terms of a permanent population of people in terms of defined borders, and in this case it’s the 1967 borders,” Martin tells RTE radio.

That is “a defined territory involving Gaza, the West Bank and… a capital of both an Israeli state and a Palestinian state in Jerusalem,” he says, adding that formal recognition would take place on May 28.

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