LIVE – Hamas and Israeli delegations leave Cairo, but mediation continues | TV5MONDE

LIVE – Hamas and Israeli delegations leave Cairo, but mediation continues | TV5MONDE
LIVE – Hamas and Israeli delegations leave Cairo, but mediation continues | TV5MONDE

The Slovenian government adopts a decree for the recognition of a Palestinian state and intends to send it to parliament for approval by June 13, as part of a joint initiative by several European countries. “The decree for the recognition of Palestine is part of our efforts to end the atrocities in Gaza as soon as possible,” Liberal Prime Minister Robert Golob said at a press conference in Ljubljana.

In March, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland and Malta, all members of the European Union (EU), said they were “loans” to take the plunge as soon as possible “make a positive contribution” to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We will continue to monitor progress on the peace talks, the release of hostages and the reform of the Palestinian Authority and if it turns out to be faster, we could complete the recognition process” even before June 13, said Robert Golob.
Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon greeted on “this decisive and irreversible step towards recognition”.

It only takes a simple majority to approve the decree in the 90-seat parliament, where Robert Golob’s center-left coalition holds 51 seats. The government has urged Israel not to launch a major offensive against the crowded town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, the scene of the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, warning of a worsening humanitarian crisis in this territory.

Nearly 60% of Slovenes support the recognition of a Palestinian state, while 20% of them oppose it, according to a poll carried out in April among a sample of 600 citizens and published by the daily Dnevnik.

Around a hundred students from the University of Ljubljana began a pro-Palestinian demonstration yesterday, condemning the use of violence against civilians and demanding that Slovenia recognize a Palestinian state.

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