Labour govt. will ‘immediately recognize a state of Palestine’

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has announced in its General Election manifesto that a Labour government will “immediately recognize” a state of Palestine if the party wins the June 8 vote.

Revealed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday in Bradford, the manifesto called for an end to Israel’s blockade and occupation of Palestine as well as construction of illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands.

“Labour is committed to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine,” the document said.

“There can be no military solution to this conflict and all sides must avoid taking action that would make peace harder to achieve,” the manifesto stated. “Labour will continue to press for an immediate return to meaningful negotiations leading to a diplomatic resolution.”

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