JERUSALEM (AP) — The British parliament's vote to recognize a Palestinian state should concern Israel, Britain's ambassador to the Jewish state suggested Tuesday, saying it reflected shifting public sentiment in Britain and around the world following the summer war in Gaza.
The vote will not change London's policy, British officials have said. But Ambassador Matthew Gould said it was "significant" because it reveals negative attitudes toward Israel following its 50-day war with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
The violence ended with a truce but left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians, according to the United Nations. On the Israeli side, 72 people died, most of them soldiers.
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