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Vatican gives 'legal recognition' to 'State of Palestine'

  • The Vatican has signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine", hoping that its legal recognition would boost peace with Israel.

    The treaty was signed by Paul Gallagher, the Vatican foreign minister, and Riad al-Malki, his Palestinian counterpart.

    Gallagher said that he hoped that the recognition by the Vatican acts as a “stimulus” to end the “long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Al-Malki described the treaty as a "historic” agreement.

    Israel and the US are against giving recognition to the the Palestinian state.

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