Argentina and Brazil to recognize 1967 borders for Palestine

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Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah on Tuesday expressed deep satisfaction with the decision of Argentina and Brazil to recognize an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders and said other countries were expected to follow suit.

The officials hailed the decision as a “diplomatic victory” for the Palestinians. They also voiced disappointment with the US Administration for failing to force Israel to halt construction in settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods.

A source in the PA Foreign Ministry told The Jerusalem Post that several other countries, including Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay have also indicated their willingness to recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who visited Turkey earlier this week, asked Turkish leaders to help the Palestinians win recognition of more countries for an independent Palestinian state on all the territories that were captured by Israel in 1967.

Abbas is hoping that Turkey would be able to convince some European countries and Canada to comply with his request.

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