French parliament votes in favor of symbolic motion to recognize 'Palestine'

By REUTERS
December 2, 2014 18:03



French lawmakers voted in favour of recognizing 'Palestine' as a state on Tuesday, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France's diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process.

The motion, which echoes similar votes in Britain, Spain and Ireland, received the backing of 339 lawmakers with 151 voting against.


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