Macron Declares Willingness To Discuss Recognition Of Palestinian State

For the first time, French President Emmanuel Macron declared that his country was prepared to talk about the recognition of a state for Palestine, urging a « decisive and irreversible » dynamic, according to BFMTV.

« France is not against acknowledging the existence of a Palestinian state, » Macron declared during his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Paris.

Macron, who has supported a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis, « took a notable diplomatic step » with this speech, according to BFMTV.

« We have an obligation to the Palestinian people, whose hopes have been crushed for far too long. The Israelites, who suffered through the worst anti-Semitic slaughter of our century, deserve our gratitude, » the president declared.

Macron added that a military takeover of Rafah by Israel would result in an « unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. » He referred to the negotiation of a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip as an « absolute priority ».


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