UK will not recognize Palestinian state as long as Hamas is in Gaza, says Cameron

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Published: 2024-02-02 10:40

Last Updated: 2024-02-26 19:41


UK will not recognize Palestinian state as long as Hamas is in Gaza, says Cameron
UK will not recognize Palestinian state as long as Hamas is in Gaza, says Cameron

The UK’s Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, stated that the United Kingdom could officially recognize the Palestinian state after a ceasefire in Gaza without waiting for the outcome of what could be years of talks between the Israeli Occupation and Palestinians.

Cameron emphasized in statements to the "Associated Press" Thursday that recognition of the Palestinian state cannot happen as long as Hamas is present in Gaza.

Cameron stated earlier Tuesday that London “will look at the issue of recognising a Palestinian state, including at the United Nations," in comments made to the Conservative Middle East Council, cited by the BBC.

Cameron added that the UK has a “responsibility to set out what a Palestinian state would look like,” adding that Palestinians must be given a “political horizon” to encourage peace in the middle east.

He urged the Israeli Occupation to allow more aid to enter Gaza, saying that it is “ludicrous” that British aid sent to Gaza was sent back at the border.

“The last 30 years had been a story of failure for Israel because it had failed to provide security to its citizens.” Only by recognising that failure, Cameron said, would there be peace and progress.