PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the Greek Parliament’s vote in favor of recognizing the State of Palestine and said:
“On behalf of the Palestinian leadership and the people of Palestine, we extend our gratitude to the members of the Greek Parliament for taking a principled stand and for courageously adopting a resolution in favor of the recognition of the State of Palestine.”
Ashrawi thanked the people and representatives of Greece for ensuring the success of this symbolic vote and for siding with peace and justice.
“We call on the Greek government and other governments to follow suit and to officially recognize the independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital in the immediate future and work to end Israel’s military occupation.”
Greece today lined with dozens of other countries that accord recognition to Palestine.