British Foreign Secretary, David CameronThis Thursday, 1, said that his country can officially recognize The country of Palestine After a cease-fire in Gaza, there is no need to wait for the conclusion of years of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on a two-state solution. The statement was released to The Associated Press during a visit to Lebanon.
However, Cameron said recognition cannot be granted while Hamas is in the region. The diplomat, who was once British prime minister, said the militant group must leave Gaza to recognize it, and that a two-state solution would only be possible when the region was no longer under the group's control.
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According to him, the recognition of an independent Palestine by the United Kingdom will not happen at the beginning of the process, but it will not necessarily be at the end.
“It's when this progress toward a solution becomes more real that we consider this process,” he said. “What we need to do is give the Palestinian people a horizon for a better future, a future with their own country,” he added.
Israel's far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the other hand, rejects the idea of a Palestinian state and publicly boasts of playing a key role in blocking progress on the issue.
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