Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

February 27, 2015 1:10 PM

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Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations.

European countries have become increasingly critical of Israel, which since the collapse of the latest U.S.-sponsored talks last April has pressed on with building settlements on territory the Palestinians want for their state.

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