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Spain, Norway and Ireland will recognize a Palestinian state

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Spain, Norway, and Ireland have announced plans to recognize a Palestinian state, strengthening the global Palestinian cause and potentially straining relations with Israel. Over 130 out of 193 member states of the United Nations have already recognized Palestinian statehood. Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris stated that Ireland would undertake necessary national steps to give effect to the decision, while Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre emphasized the need for a political solution based on two states living in peace and security. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez highlighted that recognizing Palestine is for the sake of peace, coherence, and justice. This is a breaking news story that will be updated.