Audio clip NAT082

NAT082 – (Europe-Israel-Palestinians)
BRUSSELS. x–10s. Norway has handed over papers to the Palestinian prime minister in the latest step toward recognizing a Palestinian state. Norway’s Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide (BART EYE’-duh) says Ireland and Spain have also pledged to recognize a Palestinian state in a show of support during Israel’s war against Hamas.
(“..important to say that.”) (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The handover was made today during a meeting in Brussels. The measure is largely symbolic, and has been condemned by Israel.

The Canadian Press broadcast team, ABC