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Ecuador, the latest Latinamerican country to recognize a free sovereign Palestine

Monday, December 27th 2010 - 07:51 UTC
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President Rafael Correa sent a letter to his peer Mahmoud Abbas President Rafael Correa sent a letter to his peer Mahmoud Abbas

The Ecuadorean government is the latest in Latin American to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that President Rafael Correa officially recognized Palestine on Friday as “free and independent, with its borders since 1967” before the Israeli occupation.

A message to that effect was sent last Friday by President Correa to his Palestinian peer Mahmoud Abbas.

The recognition is in support of “the valid and legitimate aspiration of the Palestine people to have a free and independent state” says the release adding that “it will be fundamental to achieve through dialogue and negotiation the peaceful coexistence between countries” of the Mid East region.

Ecuador thus joins Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela in supporting an independent Palestine with borders recognized prior to the 1967 Six Days war.

Uruguay announced it would so early 2011 but Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro anticipated that the controversial borders’ issue “is under consideration”.

Ecuadorean authorities also addressed a copy of the statement addressed to the Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and signed by President Correa, to the United Nations. The Ecuadorian ambassador at UN will also deliver the document to his Palestine peer.

“Unfortunately Middle East continues to suffer war and events of violence that have led to the death of many innocent people, situation which contrasts with the humanist and peaceful position clearly established in the Ecuadorean Constitution”, concludes the official statement.
 

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  • yul

    Here is one of the fooled countries..worthless recognition .

    Palestinians are Muslim Jew not Arab !
    Israel = the Confederation ( Judaic Jews +Muslim Jews ).!
    at Bizantium era they were made Muslim.

    Dec 27th, 2010 - 08:33 am 0
  • xbarilox

    Israel is dominated by Edomite-Khazar Jews, Canaanites, etc. they're not related to those Hebrew people of the Torah, they're not real Jews either. Those people in the Torah were not white, the Hebrew people were not blonde guys with big blue eyes, these Jews of today are fake. I can become a Jew if a convert to Judaism, but I will be not related to the Hebrew people in any way possible. It will take a few generations, and then we'll be able to say that we're real Jews related to the Hebrew people in the Torah, that's what these Edomite and Khazars did.
    As for the Palestinians, I'm sure there must be some Arabs too, they can't be all Jews.
    I hope you're not trying to sayg that those Jews in the government of Israel are real Jews, cuz that will be pathetic,

    Dec 28th, 2010 - 12:57 am 0
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