ATHENS (Sputnik) — Greek Parliamentary Speaker Nikos Voutsis read the text of the resolution and asked those lawmakers who supported it to rise. Lawmakers voted in favor of recognizing Palestine's statehood.
On Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held meetings with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, during which the Greek leaders emphasized the need to create a viable, independent Palestinian State.
The resolution recognizes the Palestinian State within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem.
Israel has been building settlements on the occupied territories, despite objection from the United Nations.
The State of Palestine is currently recognized by 137 of the 193 United Nations member-states, including Russia. The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state.