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UN agrees to consult ICJ on Israeli occupation of West Bank – Middle East Monitor

The United Nations (UN) voted in favor on Friday. Legal opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) On the Israeli occupation of the West Bank of Palestine.

Nicaragua submitted the motion on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which is not a full member of the United Nations.

of The motion was passed with 98 votes 17 in favor, 17 against, 52 abstentions. The United States, Israel, Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy and Germany opposed the motion. Britain abstained.

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In its motion, the PA asked the ICJ to consider the “Israeli occupation” of the Palestinian West Bank to constitute annexation because of its continuing nature.

“The Palestinian proposal is part of an anti-Israeli campaign infected with anti-Semitism aimed at undermining Israel’s right to legitimacy and self-defense,” Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan said in the motion proposed. sometimes said

He added: “[PA President Mahmoud] Abbas is again acting destructively in a way that only harms the Palestinians themselves. We make it clear to all countries that supporting this move is costly for terrorist organizations and will only perpetuate conflict. “

US Congressman Richard Mills, meanwhile, expressed “serious concerns” about the resolution, saying it would “increase mistrust” around the conflict and said there was “no shortcut to a two-state solution.” Mills claimed that the motion’s reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque was “intended to defame Israel.”

The Palestinian delegation to the United Nations argued that “our people deserve freedom. Our people deserve freedom.”

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221112-un-agrees-to-ask-icj-opinion-on-israels-west-bank-occupation/ UN agrees to consult ICJ on Israeli occupation of West Bank – Middle East Monitor

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