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Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain, Norway and Ireland have formally recognized a Palestinian state in a coordinated effort that adds more pressure on Israel to soften its devastating response to last year’s Hamas attack. Dozens of countries have recognized a Palestinian state. But none of the major Western powers has done so. Israel condemned Tuesday’s recognitions that will have no immediate impact on the war in Gaza. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz wrote on X that Sánchez’s government was “being complicit in inciting genocide against Jews and war crimes.”

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