UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state ~ Al Jazeera.
Bid to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by 2017 garners eight votes, one short of total needed to pass.
|The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel’s occupation by 2017.
The resolution failed to muster the minimum nine “yes” votes required in the council for adoption.
The motion received eight “yes” votes, including from Russia and France, two “no” votes from the United States and Australia, and five abstentions.
Riyad Mansour, Palestinian ambassador to the UN, criticised the world body for the failure of the vote.
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