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Spain to name Madrid street Palestine

The Madrid City Council has agreed to name a street in the Spanish capital “Palestine” in a show of support to Palestinians, whose lands have been taken by Israel by force.

The decision came after hundreds of Muslim citizens called on the City Council for a street in Madrid to be named after Palestine.

Reports say efforts are underway to rename other public places in Spain to support Palestinians.

There have been many protests across Europe against Israeli policies and actions which have forced Palestinians to live under severe conditions.

Israel has imposed a crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007 depriving 1.5 million Palestinians of their basic needs.

The impoverished coastal sliver also came under a massive land, marine and aerial attack by Israeli military at the turn of 2009, in which more than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly women and children, were killed.

Moreover, Israel is building illegal settlements on Palestinian lands and has attempted to drive Palestinians out of their neighborhoods in cities like East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in a bid to Judaize the areas.

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