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GUE/NGL MEPs have today reiterated their strong continuing solidarity with the Palestinian people and their support for the recognition of Palestinian statehood.

This expression of solidarity comes ahead of tomorrow's UN International Day of Solidarity with Palestine.

The MEPs call on the European Parliament to stand with the 135 countries that already recognise the state of Palestine when plenary votes on recognising Palestine next month in Strasbourg. This would send an important message of support to the struggle of the Palestinian people against occupation and would be an important step towards a just and peaceful two-state solution.

The GUE/NGL also expresses its solidarity particularly with the people of Gaza, still suffering following the deadly Israeli onslaught this summer which saw over 2000 Palestinians lose their lives.

GUE/NGL Press Contacts:
Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08
Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20
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