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Iceland Passes Motion to Approve Palestine as Independent State

November 29, 2011

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Iceland’s parliament passed a motion to allow the government to ratify the Palestine Authority as an independent country based on borders before the 1967 Six-Day War.

The parliament called on Iceland’s government to acknowledge the independence and said that the Palestine Liberation Organization is the legitimate representative of all the Palestinian people, according to the motion.

The Althingi “also reiterates the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their former homes in accordance to the repeated resolutions of the United Nations.”

--Editor: Jonas Bergman, Tasneem Brogger

To contact the reporter on this story: Omar R. Valdimarsson in Reykjavik

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tasneem Brogger at

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