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B8-0277/2014

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PV 17/12/2014 - 10.22
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P8_TA(2014)0103

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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10.12.2014
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B8-0277/2014

to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure


on recognition of Palestinian statehood (2014/2964(RSP))


Elmar Brok, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Cristian Dan Preda, Arnaud Danjean, Francesc Gambús, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Lorenzo Cesa, Gunnar Hökmark, Philippe Juvin, Davor Ivo Stier, Francisco José Millán Mon, Jiří Pospíšil, Michaela Šojdrová, Lars Adaktusson on behalf of the PPE Group

B8‑0277/2014 European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestinian statehood (2014/2964(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to its previous resolutions on the Middle East,

–       having regard to the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council on the Middle East Peace Process of 17 November 2014,

–       having regard to the statement of 18 November 2014 by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the attack on the Har Nof synagogue,

–       having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the EU has repeatedly confirmed its support for the two-state solution, with the State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable State of Palestine living side by side in peace and security;

B.     whereas the United Nations General Assembly decided on 29 November 2012 to grant Palestine non-member observer state status in the UN;

1.      Expresses grave concern at the growing tension and increasing violence in the region; condemns all the recent terrorist attacks; expresses its condolences to the families of the victims; urges all parties to refrain from any action that would worsen the situation through incitement, provocation, excessive use of force or retaliation;

2.      Supports the efforts of the Palestinian National Consensus Government and President Abbas; strongly encourages the Palestinian Authority to progressively assume its government function in the Gaza Strip, including in the field of security and civil administration and through its presence at the Gaza crossing points; urges all Palestinian factions to put an end to internal divisions;

3.      Stresses also that any actions which call into question stated commitments to a negotiated solution must be avoided; underlines the fact that the settlements are illegal under international law;

4.      Reiterates its strong support for the two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states, with a secure State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous and viable Palestinian State living side by side in peace and security; stresses again that peaceful and non-violent means are the only way to achieve a sustainable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict;

5.      Underlines the need for a comprehensive peace, ending all claims and fulfilling the legitimate aspirations of both parties, including those of Israelis for security and those of Palestinians for statehood; stresses that the only possible solution to the conflict is the coexistence of two states, Israel and Palestine; considers, therefore, that the recognition of Palestine as a state, a subject of international law, is necessary as the outcome of a negotiation process between the two parties;

6.      Asks the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to promote, in coordination with the international community and in particular with the EU Member States, this recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state within the framework of a final and comprehensive solution to the peace process in the Middle East;

7.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the governments and parliaments of the Member States, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Middle East Quartet Envoy, the Knesset and the Government of Israel, the President of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Legislative Council.

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