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Grenada, Haiti recognize the State of Palestine
Published Saturday 28/09/2013 (updated) 30/09/2013 10:36
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Palestinians attend a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah
Sept. 21, 2011 to support President Mahmoud Abbas's bid for statehood
recognition at the United Nations. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)
NEW YORK (Ma'an) -- Grenada and Haiti have officially recognized the State of Palestine in a ceremony held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Friday, Palestinian Authority Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad al-Maliki said.

Al-Malki signed separate agreements to establish diplomatic relations with his Grenadian and Haitian counterparts. The agreement means that the states will exchange ambassadors.

"This recognition highlights the collective international approval of Palestinian rights," said al-Maliki.

"It is a new success for Palestinian diplomacy," he added.

Grenada and Haiti join more than 130 states worldwide that maintain diplomatic relations and recognize the state of Palestine.

In 2012, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade Palestine to a "non-member state" at the United Nations, implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

The Czech Republic was unique in Europe, joining the United States, Israel, Canada, Panama and tiny Pacific Island states likes Nauru, Palau and Micronesia in voting against the move.
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1 ) What about HAMAS? Do / Haiti and Grenada
28/09/2013 20:03
recognize Hamastan too?

2 ) Joe Fattal / USA
29/09/2013 21:01
The whole world can recognize a Palestinian State, but Israel will allow to have a Palestinian State. The answer is NO. The situation will remain the same. In general the Palestinians are not creating the problem, they want a State of their own for years and their are not about to create any problem to jeopardize their future State. And Israel will maintain their strong occupation policy to keep that edge. You don't need to be a political scientist to figure it out.

3 ) shirley / australia
30/09/2013 12:44
soon trhe whole world will make damm sure Isreal gets out of the state of palestine3 which is the 194th state of the UN and isreal and US can take ajump

4 ) Carlos / usa
30/09/2013 14:21
I recognize Hamas as the democratically elected government of Palestine.

5 ) Den [fr] / DE
02/10/2013 21:54
Do the nonstate tribal arabs travel on their nonstate passports, currency, birth certificates when they leave Judea, Samaria or Gaza? OR, are the nonstate tribal arabs travelling on passports issued by other arab States? If the latter is so, then what does the recognition of the 130 states that maintain diplomatic relations with the nonstate tribal arabs matter? It's just hotair in a paper bag! Meaningless.

6 ) Raimundo / UK
03/10/2013 23:19
I'm sure the remarks of Den[fr]/DE are "hot air in a paper bag", or would be, if they were remotely intelligible.

7 ) Bert Gedin / United Kingdom.
04/10/2013 12:20
Expansion of Israeli Settlements means smothering of Palestinian aspirations. Israeli authorities understand that very well.

8 ) goldbert / UK
07/10/2013 11:39
unless and untill the zionists who have infiltrated the US congress and UK Parliment are exposed and thrown out, our taxes and political direction will continue to favour israel and it's Aparthide policies
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