Irish and British governments must support Palestine – Anderson

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on the Irish and British governments to implement resolutions recognising the state of Palestine.

Speaking during a visit to Palestine, Ms Anderson, the chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council, said;

“I met this morning with the Palestinian Chief Negotiator, Saeb Erekat, to discuss the latest developments in the peace process, including the wholly unhelpful comments from Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Any move away from a two-state solution in the peace process is unacceptable and must be resisted.

“The EU and other countries worldwide have a role to play in ensuring the two-state solution is supported and promoted.

“The Irish and British governments in particular can send a clear message to the Israelis that they support the demands of Palestine by implementing the resolutions passed to recognise Palestinian statehood.

“The international community has a responsibility to demonstrate that the Israeli occupation is wrong, that the settlements are a violation of international law, and that a two-state solution is vital to securing lasting peace in the region.”