UN Security Council passes resolution to end illegal Israeli settlements

UN Security Council passes resolution to end illegal Israeli settlements

UN Security Council passes resolution to end illegal Israeli settlements

Written by Keshala Dias

24 Dec, 2016 | 8:52 am

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution urging an end to illegal Israeli settlements after the U. S. refused to veto it.

After Israel asked Donald Trump to intervene, the Egyptian drafted resolution had been withdrawn.

However, it was proposed again by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela. The US has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not abide by the vote. The Palestinian leadership welcomed the resolution, which was passed by 14 votes to zero, with one abstention.

President-elect Trump, who will be inaugurated on 20 January, tweeted after the vote: “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan. 20th.”

Courtesy: BBC

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