The Netherlands to begin recognising Gaza and West Bank as Palestinian birthplaces

The Netherlands is set to begin recognising the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank as accepted birthplaces for Palestinians who were born in the country after the creation of Israel.
 
The Netherlands does not yet recognise the State of Palestine, as many countries do, but it will recognise those Palestinian territories as the origin of birth for those born after May 15, 1948 when the British Mandate officially ended.
 
The policy is in line with the Dutch position that Israel does not have sovereignty over those territories, which the Palestinians seek for any future sovereign state. The only options previously available to Palestinians in the Netherlands were “Israel” and “unknown”.
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