The BBC's Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen
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MPs back Palestinian statehood alongside Israel

MPs voted by 274 to 12 in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel on Monday.

The House of Commons backed the move "as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution".

The vote is symbolic but could have international implications.

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 13 Oct 2014
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