Foreign Ministry blasts British MPs' vote favoring Palestinian statehood

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October 14, 2014 02:37

 
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The Foreign Ministry denounced British lawmakers for overwhelmingly approving a non-binding resolution on Monday night to recognize Palestinian statehood.

A communique published late Monday by the Israeli Embassy in London criticized the vote carried out by MPs in Britain's lower house of parliament, stressing that, "The route to Palestinian statehood runs through the negotiating room."

The mission slammed what it said was a unilateral measure that could undermine the potential for Israelis and Palestinians to attaining peace through bilateral talks, which if resulted successfully could lead to the establishment of a recognized, independent Palestinian state.   

"Premature international recognition sends a troubling message to the Palestinian leadership that they can evade the tough choices that both sides have to make, and actually undermines the chances to reach a real peace," read the statement. "Recognition of a Palestinian state should be the result of a successful conclusion of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority."

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