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Bob Carr

Palestine recognition ‘inevitable’

Former foreign minister Bob Carr says the recognition of Palestine is “inevitable” because of its growing support within the Labor Party.

Mr Carr, the premier of NSW for a decade, said the shooting of unarmed protesters in Gaza would galvanise further sympathy for the Palestinian cause.

“Recognition of Palestine inevitable given resolutions by state and territory ALP conferences and made more inevitable by shooting of unarmed protesters, including children, in Gaza,” Mr Carr tweeted this morning.

OnSunday Anthony Albanese said he expected a motion to recognise a Palestinian state would go to national conference at the end of July.

By Greg Brown in PoliticsNow, The Australian’s live blog on the happenings of Parliament House in Canberra.