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Iceland’s Parliament to Discuss Israel-Palestine Conflict

Iceland’s Althingi Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee will discuss the situation in Palestine in light of Israel’s air strikes on the Gaza Strip at their meeting today and then reach a conclusion on how Iceland should react to the conflict.

Iceland’s Althingi parliament. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

The meeting is held at the request of Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, chairman of the Left-Greens, Iceland’s largest opposition party, Fréttabladid reports.

At the meeting, Sigfússon will recommend that the Icelandic government announces to Israeli authorities that if they do not agree to a cease-fire immediately, Iceland will terminate diplomatic relations with Israel.

The dispute between Iceland, the UK and the Netherlands because of the Landsbanki Icesave deposits will also be discussed at the meeting, as well as Iceland’s potential lawsuit against British authorities for the alleged part Britain played in the downfall of Kaupthing Bank.

Click here to read more about Icesave and here to read about protests against the Gaza air strikes in Iceland.

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