British MPs pass non-binding vote to recognise Palestine

LONDON (AFP) - British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on Monday, in a non-binding motion heavy with symbolism but unlikely to change government policy.

The motion was passed by 274 in favour to 12 votes against, to "recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel" as part of a "contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution".