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Palestinian foreign ministry urges Britain to apologise for Balfour Declaration

The Palestinian foreign ministry is urging Britain to apologise for the Balfour Declaration, saying a due process is taking place to ensure the apology takes place.

The November 1917 Balfour Declaration stated that the UK would look "favourably" on the creation of a "Jewish national home" in Palestine. The UK occupied historic Palestine after the First World war, which saw a rapid increase in Jewish settlement expansions in the area, eventually leading to the creation of Israel in 1948.

An apology is a key step in Britain's recognition of the declaration's responsibility for the decades-long impact it had on Palestinians, said Ahmed Al-Deek, the political advisor to the Palestinian foreign affairs minister.

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