Palestine Celebrates UN Condemnation of Israeli Settlements
- December, 24, 2016 - 15:02
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Palestine presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements is "a unanimous international condemnation of colonization and clear support for a two-state solution."
Abu Rudeina said it was a "great blow" to Israel. It is also "a historic day" and "a victory for international law."
Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat said, "It is a clear and unanimous message from the international community as a whole to Netanyahu: 'your policy will not bring peace and security neither to Israel nor the entire region'."
"The only way to peace is the birth of an independent Palestinian state and that is why the international community has made its voice heard in the Security Council," Erekat added, TeleSUR reported.
The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Friday against Israeli settlements in Palestine. Resolution No. 2334 was approved with 14 votes in favor of the 15 countries that make up the Security Council.
The United States abstained from voting and did not exercise its right to veto. The UN Security Council demanded that Israel stop "immediately and completely" activities related to illegal settlements.