The General Assembly adopts a resolution recommending that the Security Council reconsider Palestine’s membership News


Adopted United Nations General Assembly An overwhelming majority passed a resolution recommending that the Security Council reconsider membership Palestine Positively, while described Israel The decision is “ridiculous” and is a “clear violation” of the organization’s charter.

The General Assembly said in its resolution that the Palestinians are eligible to obtain full membership in the organization.

The resolution stipulates strengthening the rights and privileges of the State of Palestine in the United Nations, without allowing it to vote in the General Assembly. The draft resolution will also allow Palestine to submit proposals and amendments and raise procedural proposals during United Nations meetings without going through a third country, which it could not do before.

Palestine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, said, “I have stood on this podium hundreds of times, often in tragic circumstances, but nothing can compare to what my people are experiencing today.”

He added, “I have stood on this podium hundreds of times, but I have never stood for a more important vote than on this historic day.”

The Palestinian President welcomed Mahmoud Abbas With the decision, he said that Palestine will continue its efforts to obtain full membership in the United Nations.

On the other hand, Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz was quick to criticize the decision, describing it as ridiculous and a prize for the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation).

Katz said, “The ridiculous decision taken by the United Nations General Assembly highlights the structural bias of the United Nations and the reasons why the organization, under the leadership of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, has turned into an irrelevant institution,” he said.

Israel’s representative to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, said earlier that the General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution granting the Palestinian Authority the rights of a member state is a “clear violation of the United Nations Charter.”

Erdan claimed, in his blog post on the

Peace step

For his part, Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin welcomed the General Assembly’s approval of the resolution regarding Palestine’s membership in the United Nations by an overwhelming majority.

The minister said on the X platform, “In the vote, we heard the voice of the world saying unequivocally that the time has come for Palestine to take its rightful place among the countries of the world.”

Belgian Foreign Minister Hajja Habib also described the step as “essential towards a two-state solution and a credible peace process,” saying, via the X platform, “We voted in favor of the resolution regarding the status of Palestine in the United Nations General Assembly… Belgium is clear and Palestine must have its full place in International forums.

American veto

For its part, the United States, which opposes any recognition outside the scope of a bilateral agreement between the Palestinians and Israel, warned on Friday that if the issue returns to the Council, they expect “a result similar to that recorded last April,” in reference to its use of its veto in the Security Council.

Earlier, the US State Department announced that Washington believes that a Palestinian state must be born in direct negotiations, and not within the framework of United nationsThis is after Palestine renewed its application for full membership in the United Nations.

She also denounced Palestinian AuthorityIn the middle of last month, by the American veto (veto) in the Security Council against full membership of Palestine in the United Nations, while Israel congratulated Washington on its position.

This was during the Security Council’s vote on the draft resolution submitted by Algeria, which recommends accepting the State of Palestine as a member of the international organization. 12 countries approved the resolution, while Britain and Switzerland abstained, and the United States objected, using its veto as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council.

Since 1988, 139 countries out of 193 members of the United Nations have recognized the Palestinian state.

European recognition

The foreign policy official was BEuropean Union Josep BorrellHe stated yesterday evening, Thursday, that Spain AndIreland Other European Union countries intend to recognize a Palestinian state on May 21.

The Spanish Prime Minister said Pedro SanchezLast March, Spain, Ireland, Slovenia and Malta agreed to take the first steps towards recognizing a Palestinian state alongside Israel, considering that the two-state solution is necessary to achieve lasting peace.

In response to a question by the Spanish radio station (RNE) whether the 21st of this month is the date on which Spain and Ireland, along with other countries in the European Union, will recognize a Palestinian state, Borrell confirmed this, referring to Slovenia as well.

“This is a symbolic act of a political nature. More than just recognition of a state, it will recognize the will of that (Palestinian) state to exist,” he added, adding that Belgium Other countries will likely make the same decision.

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez said earlier that the decision to recognize a Palestinian state had been taken, without specifying a date for its announcement.

While a spokesman for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not yet responded to requests for comment, Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golub said this week that Slovenia will recognize a Palestinian state by mid-June.

These efforts come with increasing international calls for a permanent solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to an ongoing Israeli war since last October 7, leaving tens of thousands martyred, wounded and missing amid a humanitarian situation described as catastrophic and a worsening famine.

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