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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday said there were "clear signs" in Europe that countries in the region were prepared to recognise a Palestinian state.

Pedro Sanchez, Reuters/Jehad Shelbak

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday said there were "clear signs" in Europe that countries in the region were prepared to recognise a Palestinian state.

Sanchez had earlier met with his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store in Oslo amid his diplomatic campaign to garner support for the recognition of Palestinian statehood.

Pedro Sanchez may be moving too quickly. There is no consensus on this issue, which does not resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sanchez and, more generally, the Spanish left have always been hostile to Israel and supportive of the Palestinian cause.

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