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Spain is on 'right side of history' recognising Palestine, PM says

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the move to recognise a Palestinian state will “contribute to peace” in the Middle East.

“Are Ireland, Norway, the International Criminal Court, the more than 140 countries that in the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of the recognition of Palestine also friends of terrorists? No,” he wrote on X, joining other leaders to push back on Israel’s claim that the European countries' move rewarded terrorism.

“The peace of the international order based on rules, of respect and compliance with human rights. Recognition of the Palestinian State will contribute to peace in the Middle East,” he wrote. “We are on the right side of history”.