EThis message was mainly addressed to 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”.

For this reason, the diplomatic representative stressed, “it is time for the Security Council to assume its historic responsibility and do justice to the Palestinian people”, he stated.

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.

According to Guterres, this is the essential precondition for calming tensions across the region and beyond.

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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