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Paraguay recognizes Palestine with pre-1967 border

Paraguay recognizes Palestine with pre-1967 border

Paraguay has joined a string of South American nations in recognizing an independent Palestinian state.
A declaration from the government of President Fernando Lugo also recognizes Palestine's borders predating the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza.
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador all made similar proclamations in recent weeks.
Chile and Peru also recognized a sovereign Palestine. But they said the border issue must be worked out between Israelis and Palestinians.
Paraguay issued its declaration Friday, ahead of a mid-February summit in Peru of South American and Arab leaders.