This is a monumental step that will go into history Palestinian people.
The resolution, recognizing the official Athens of Palestine as an independent state, states that Greece is taking this step for the sake of peace and prosperity in the region. According to the Greek deputies, who met the results of the vote with applause, such a decision should contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict.
Greek parliamentarians say they have made a decision based on a number of UN provisions, including the provision on the right of nations to self-determination. At the same time, Athens believes that the recognition of Palestine will more quickly contribute to the fact that the Palestinian and Israeli authorities will sooner reach an agreement at the negotiating table.
Speaking about the right of nations to self-determination, Greece for some reason still refuses to recognize such a right for the Crimeans or citizens of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which once again speaks of double standards in the interpretation of international norms by individual states.