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PLO official Ashrawi: UN vote demonstrates isolation of US

 

RAMALLAH, December 22, 2017 (WAFA) – The UN vote in favor of a draft resolution rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital demonstrates the isolation of the US, said Thursday the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Member of the PLO Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi said in a press release: “We are extremely encouraged and empowered by the overwhelming vote in favor of a UNGA resolution rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital.”

She extended her gratitude to “the 128 countries who supported the resolution and sent a clear message that Israel cannot maintain its illegal annexation of Jerusalem.”

“The international community has unequivocally proved that it will not be intimidated or blackmailed, and its members will defend the global rule of law and justice,” she added.

“Despite American efforts to safeguard Israeli violations and war crimes, the majority maintained their principled position while a minimal number succumbed by abstaining or voting against the resolution,” she remarked.

“This further demonstrates the isolation of the U.S. in its blind support of Israeli lawlessness and impunity. It is therefore called on to rescind its irresponsible and dangerous decision and refrain from joining Israel in its criminal behavior,” she concluded.

K.F./M.H

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