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Deputy PM criticizes U.S. for veto on United Nations resolution condemning Jerusalem decision

19 December, 2017, 10:56 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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A UN Security Council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel's capital has been backed by every council member except the USA, which used its veto.

The Egypt-drafted text sought to ensure that any attempts to alter the characteristics or demographic composition of the Old City of Jerusalem had no effect and were rescinded.

Egypt put forward the draft resolution which insisted that Jerusalem was an issue "to be resolved through negotiations" between Israel and the Palestinians and expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem", without specifically mentioning Trump's move.

Abbas emphasized that the Palestinian Authority would resort to the UN General Assembly for the adoption of a set of resolutions, and said in this context that the PA would deploy all efforts in order to get full membership.

Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner with mediating peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

In his opening remarks to the Palestinian leadership meeting Monday evening, President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinians will return to the United Nations to seek full membership for Palestine, while announcing a series of countermeasures against the USA move.

Trump's announcement triggered denunciations and demonstrations around the world.

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal capital and wants all embassies based there.

Since the decision, at least nine Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,900 injured in protests in the occupied territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. "It should be an embarrassment to the remainder of the Security Council".

The European Union reiterated that its position is that a realistic resolution between the Israelis and Palestinians is a two-state setup with Jerusalem as the capital of both.

Britain's Permanent Representative Matthew Ryrcroft reflected the views of the other members when he said the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital had no legal affect and his country disagreed with it.

It came ahead of a planned trip by the US vice-president, Mike Pence, to Jerusalem on Wednesday that was set to take place amid a deep rupture in U.S.

Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, said the issue of "moving as quickly as possible toward direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations" is becoming more important, and he reiterated Russia's proposal to hold a summit between the Palestinian and Israeli leaders.

Echoed by Abbas, he said that the USA "destroyed" the two state solution and "undermined all peace efforts".

"This counter-stance against unilateral steps on Jerusalem's recognition as the capital of Israel shows that we are not alone, and our actual concern should be the free world", Merzuk Ali El Ganim, Kuwait's parliament speaker, said in a written statement.

"Since '67 Israel has controlled the entire city, but the worldwide community there's been a consensus that until the Arab-Israeli conflict is resolved finally and peacefully that no country wants to prejudice the outcome of what's going to happen to Jerusalem because the original United Nations decision was that it would be held in an global zone", Fischbach said.

Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video on his Twitter account in which he thanked Haley for the United States veto. The United States is a genuine partner.in the Balfour Declaration...

"You lit a candle of truth". Thank you, President Trump.

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