O Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, maintained that, if approved, this resolution “will have zero impact on the parties”, in addition to “causing destruction for years and harming any possibility of future dialogue”.

The diplomat recalled that October 7th – the date of the attack by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas against Israel – was “the biggest massacre of Jews after the Holocaust”, and despite this, “this Council tries to reward its perpetrators and those who support them with a State”.

Gilad Erdan added that “Hamas rapists must be watching this meeting and smiling.”

In addition to this rhetoric, the diplomat claimed that Palestine does not meet the requirements of a State to join the UN, referring to a permanent population, a defined territory, the ability to have external relations with other States and, “most importantly, that it is a peace-loving state.”

“What a joke! Does anyone doubt that the Palestinians cannot meet these criteria?”, he proclaimed, further questioning: “Do you really believe that this resolution will make a solution more possible or change anything on the ground?”

Erdan gave his speech to a room full of ministers and international envoys, most of whom support a future Palestinian state.

At the same meeting, the Palestinian Authority’s envoy to the UN, Ziad Abu Amr, argued that Palestine only asks for a resolution similar to the one that allowed Israel to join the United Nations.

This message was aimed mainly at the United States and some countries in the European Union (EU) who ask that the Palestinian State be the result of negotiations with Israel and not through a resolution.

“How was the State of Israel recognized? Through a UN resolution, number 181”, recalled Ziad Abu Amr.

The aforementioned resolution of the UN General Assembly was the one that in 1947 allowed Israel to enter as the 59th State of the multilateral organization, currently led by António Guterres.

Furthermore, Abu Amr highlighted that in the 12 years that his country has been an “observer state” at the UN, a status it only shares with the Vatican, “it has played a positive and constructive role”.

The position of the politician, who was deputy prime minister of the Palestinian Authority between June 2013 and March this year, was expressed on the same day that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, defended the “end of the occupation” and the “establishment of a fully independent Palestinian State”.

In a UN Security Council ministerial-level debate on the situation in the Middle East and just hours before a resolution on Palestine’s full membership in the UN was voted on, Guterres once again defended a two-state solution, with “Israel and the Palestine to live side by side in peace and security”, based on the organization’s own resolutions, international law and previous agreements.

The UN Security Council votes today on a draft resolution authored by Algeria that recommends the admission of the State of Palestine as a full member of the UN.

However, the United States, one of the five permanent members of the Security Council and with veto power, is opposed to the initiative for unilateral recognition of Palestine and must vote against it, making approval impossible.

The vote takes place in the midst of a war in the Gaza Strip, which has been opposing Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas for more than six months, and which threatens to spread to other regions in the Middle East and involve Iran, which has attacked the Jewish state in the past. weekend in response to a bombing attributed to Tel Aviv forces that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus (Syria).

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