Colombo Telegraph

Overwhelming Majority Votes To Recognise Palestine As Non-member State As US And Israel Are Left To Condemn Decision

“The United Nations general assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to recognise Palestine as a state, in the face of opposition from Israel and the US. The 193-member assembly voted 138 in favour of the plan, with only nine against and 41 abstentions. The scale of the defeat represented a strong and public repudiation for Israel and the US, who find themselves out of step with the rest of the world.” the Guardian reports.

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