Armenian Recognize Palestine: Ambassador Summoned by Israel

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.21 - 2024 4:37 PM CET

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Armenia's ambassador to Israel faced a stern summons

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Armenia's ambassador to Israel faced a stern summons on Friday from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to Armenia's official recognition of Palestine.

Summoned by Israel Following Palestine Recognition

According to Ziare The Israeli ministry delivered a "severe reprimand" to the Armenian ambassador following Armenia's announcement of its recognition of Palestine, without providing further details.

This move underscores heightened tensions in the Middle East, especially amidst the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday its official recognition of the State of Palestine, aiming to contribute to peace efforts in the Middle East. Citing the critical situation in Gaza, Armenia emphasized its commitment to international law, equality principles, and peaceful coexistence among nations.

The statement from Yerevan expressed sincere intentions towards achieving lasting peace in the region, supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Armenia's stance aligns with its support for a UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

The country advocates for a peaceful resolution and supports the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians to live securely within recognized borders.

Hussein al-Sheikh, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), promptly welcomed Armenia's decision, describing it as a victory for justice, legitimacy, and the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom and independence.

This diplomatic development follows similar recognitions by Spain, Ireland, and Norway in recent months, actions that have sparked tensions with Israeli authorities.