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Kasselakis on 2-day visit to Palestine

Leader of main opposition SYRIZA, Stefanos Kasselakis, visited a refuge camp near Bethlehem on Sunday as part of his 2-day visit in Palestine. “We are here to promote the two-state solution based on UN resolutions,” he said. Accompanied by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Palestine, Hani Al-Hayek, Kasselakis …

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Greece to deport EU nationals arrested in Law School

Greek authorities have begun deportation proceedings for nine foreigners, among them EU nationals, arrested during a police operation at Athens University Law School, where occupiers were protesting Israel’s war in Gaza and expressing solidarity with Palestinian people. Among those to be deported are EU member states nationals such as two …

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Greece to vote for “enhanced partnership” for Palestine in UN General Assembly

Greece is expected to align with the majority of EU member-states and vote in favor of granting Palestine “enhanced partnership” – or participation with special rights – in the United Nations General Assembly, government officials said on Friday. The vote does not amount to recognition of a Palestinian state in …

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Thousands march to Israeli Embassy in Athens demanding end of hostilities in Gaza

Thousands of protesters marched to the Israeli Embassy in Athens on Sunday calling for an end to hostilities and the killing of Palestinians in Gaza. Chanting “Freedom for Palestine”, protesters passed in front of the Israeli Embassy for about half an hour, demanding a “Stop to the slaughter of the …

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Mitsotakis to Abbas “Hamas doesn’t represent Palestinians”, Greece favors two-state solution

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s position that Hamas is a terrorist organization and that it does not represent the Palestinian people. In a telephone conversation on Thursday with the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas the Greek Premier pointed out that the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian …

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Greece advises its citizens to avoid travel to Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories

Greece’s Foreign Ministry advised its citizens on Sunday to avoid “non essential” travels to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. “We advise Greek citizens to avoιd, except when absolutely necessary, non essential travels to Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. Israel has repeatedly announced large scale bombing of the Gaza …

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Greek FM presents 5-point Plan for violence deescalation in Middle East

Greece’s Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis presented a five-point plan to deescalate the violence in the Middle East. the Greek FM presented the plan during his address to the EU-Gulf Cooperation Council Ministerial Meeting held in Muscat on Tuesday. “Obviously, we clearly condemn all forms of terrorism and violence, irrespective of …

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War in Middle East: Greece’s Intelligence, Anti-Terror on “Red Alert”

Greek authorities, the intelligence service and the anti-terror department are on red alert and are reportedly ready to deal with any challenge that will arise in the country due to the war in the Middle East. On top priority is the monitoring of hundreds of refugees and immigrants from Palestine …

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First Greeks to be repatriated from Israel, Palestine on Sunday night

Greece is trying to repatriate some 150 Greeks currently trapped in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday. The foreign ministry is in constant contact with the Greek citizens in the area via the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Greek Consulate in Jerusalem. The …

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Greece in mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians?

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday and Egypt on Thursday, a foreign ministry announcement said on Monday. According to media, Greece aims to assume a mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians. Dendias will hold meetings with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem …

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Greek Foreign Ministry: Escalation of violence in Jerusalem and Gaza must stop

The escalation of violence in Jerusalem and Gaza must stop, the Greek foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. It stressed that Greece was deeply concerned about the recent rocket attacks on civilians in Israel, which were reprehensible, and called for an immediate end to them. “At the same …

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Greek Parliament unanimously adopts resolution for recognition of Palestine

The Greek Parliament unanimously voted a resolution recognizing the state of Palestine on Tuesday. the voting took place during a special parliamentary session attended also by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas currently on an official visit to Athens. PM Tsipras, President Abbas, Greek Parliament Speaker Voutsis “[The Greek parliament pledges] to …

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