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Italy stops short of recognising Palestine

Italian deputies on Friday approved two resolutions calling on the government to support the goal of a Palestinian state but, in a move welcomed by Israel, stopped short of supporting recognition now.



Rome: Italian deputies on Friday approved two resolutions calling on the government to support the goal of a Palestinian state but, in a move welcomed by Israel, stopped short of supporting recognition now.

A motion in support of recognising Palestine and another opposing any steps in that direction were voted down.

Israel welcomed the parliament`s decision not to follow Britain, France and Spain, whose legislatures have all passed resolutions calling on their governments to recognise the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state.

"We positively welcome the Italian parliament choosing not to recognise a Palestinian state and opting to support direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian on the basis of the principal of two states, as the right way to pursue peace," read a statement from Israel`s embassy in Rome.

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