#Ashrawi: #UN vote against #Palestine bid ‘outrageously shameful!’


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Ashrawi: UN vote against Palestine bid ‘outrageously shameful’ ~ Ma’an News Agency, 31/12/2014.

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi on Wednesday condemned the UN Security Council vote against a bid to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine as “outrageously shameful.”

“It is ironic that while the United Nations designated 2014 as the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the resolution failed to pass as an indication of a failure of will by some members of the international community,” she said in a statement.

“Furthermore, all the articles of the resolution are consistent with declared American policy, international law, UN resolutions, and the requirements of peace. The extent to which the US has gone to protect Israeli impunity and lawlessness and to enable its criminal behavior is disgraceful and dangerous.”

Ashrawi’s statement came as Palestinian leaders reacted to news that the UN Security Council had failed…

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