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Greece Supports Creation of Palestinian State

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Athens supports the idea of independent Palestinian state, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday.

ATHENS (Sputnik) — On November 25-26, Tsipras held negotiations with both Palestinian and Israeli leadership to discuss the major regional issues.

"Greece has supported and supportsб within the framework of the United Nations, the European Union and other international forums, the creation of a viable Palestinian state with the borders of 1967 and with the capital in East Jerusalem," Tsipras said.

He added that the position of Athens regarding the Palestinian state was not affected by the bilateral relations with Israel and the Israeli leadership was informed about Athens' stance on the issue.

Palestinians seek the recognition of their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, partially occupied by Israel, as well as in the Gaza Strip. They have designated Jerusalem as their capital and have called on Israel to return territories seized in the 1967 Six-Day War.

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  • Glamoureus
    Can this clown please step down?

    He just sold out whole Greece to the filthy rich in US and their German proxies
  • sophm0e38
    But Greece has just signed a military cooperation agreement with Israel.
  • qvasko 15
    Congrats Tsipras I support this decision....Syriza government could finally pay off
  • Panagiotis Brd
    If I were you I wouldn't pay attention to what he says at all .
    Just blah blah blah to show he's doing his work for the EU & friends like NATO etc.
    With this opportunity I shall spit on the greeks that have started calculating how many Russian turists will visit Greece after the back-stabbing of Turkey and the murder of the Russian soldiers . They should be ashamed because they show no respect that Russia sends her children to fight for the freedom of the Syrians and tries to re- establish their life in that country . Also the current greek pm as all the previous ones should go drop themselves from a cliff because not even once they have stood by the side of the Russian army during all these operations . The greek media just follows the orders sent by the american congress .
    You can't have good relations with both but you have to choose side and clearly the greeks have no guts to supress hard the Israelis . They are just good enough to serve tourists like this pm .
  • Greece has no voice or power. greece is a Weak Nation and what they say is of the U.S-EU
  • nadezhdochka_25
    agree or 1 state with ISrael,but where all people will have equal rights
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