1. Palestine was already a state
2. UK was a key player in advocating the destruction of Palestine
omfg i don’t exactly know what to say to this.
Yes, Palestine to pro supporters of Palestine was already a state for them.
Legally, no it’s not a state.
This move was a political move more than anything, but it also arguably expressed more sympathy than anything. It was also a way of rectifying the UK’s past mistakes. Yes, the UK played a key role in advocating the destruction of a Palestinian state- but the significance of this current action shouldn’t be criticised like this, it should be supported. The best way to get attention for this even more in the hopes Palestine can become a legally recognised state in de jure recognition would be to make people aware of the symbolic action the UK parliament has just undertaken itself and linking it back with the contrasting fact that once, the UK was the state that manoeuvred the destruction of Palestine.