Over 150 French Lawmakers Urge Hollande to Recognize Palestine

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  • Protester holds a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli troops during clashes against the Israeli barrier in Ramallah, the West Bank.

    Protester holds a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli troops during clashes against the Israeli barrier in Ramallah, the West Bank. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 February 2017 (12 hours 16 minutes ago)
“Our actions must now follow our words,” read the letter signed by French lawmakers.

More than 150 French lawmakers sent a letter to President Francois Hollande Sunday calling on him to officially recognize Palestine as a state as part of the country’s commitment to the two-state solution which is being threatened by the new U.S. administration as well as the right-wing Israeli government.

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“France must demonstrate its willingness to overcome the stalemate in this conflict by solemnly reaffirming, in the name of the inalienable right to self-determination, that the Palestinian people are entitled to a state,“ Socialist Party deputy Gilbert Roger wrote in the…

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