Arab League urges Britain to apologize for Balfour Declaration, recognize Palestinian state

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-03 18:38:35|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) on Tuesday urged Britain to apologize for the Palestinians' suffering over more than a century due to Balfour Declaration, and to recognize the Palestinian state in accordance with the two-state solution.

The AL made this statement to mark the 104th anniversary of Balfour Declaration, a statement by the British government on Nov. 2, 1917, announcing its support for the Jewish people to build a state on Palestine's lands.

The pan-Arab body called on "Britain to correct the historical mistake and bear its legal and ethical responsibility towards the Palestinian people."

The AL demanded that Britain recognize Palestine as an independent state on the 1976 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, to achieve permanent and comprehensive just and peace based on the two-state solution.

The AL renewed its calls for the international society to stop Israel from occupying the Palestinian lands and provide international protection for the Palestinian people.

The pan-Arab body reiterated its support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle to win freedom and independence. Enditem

KEY WORDS: AL,UK,Palestine