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Netanyahu welcomes US vote towards UN Golan decision – FRANCE 24

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JERUSALEM (AFP) –

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed a US choice to vote for the primary time towards an annual UN decision condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights.

“I wish to thank President (Donald) Trump and Ambassador (Nikki) Haley on this vital and simply vote that’s utterly in step with my coverage,” Netanyahu mentioned at the beginning of a cupboard assembly.

“Israel will all the time stay on the Golan Heights, and the Golan Heights will all the time stay in our palms.”

The US voted towards the United Nations decision on Friday, dropping its practise of abstaining.

The non-binding textual content was adopted in a Basic Meeting committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with the US and Israel the one two nations opposing the measure. Fourteen nations abstained.

Haley known as the decision “ineffective” and “plainly biased towards Israel”, citing considerations about Iran’s navy position in Syria to oppose the measure.

The vote continues US practise beneath Trump of adopting firmly pro-Israel positions.

In September, US ambassador to Israel David Friedman mentioned he expects the Golan Heights to stay beneath Israeli management “perpetually”.

Israel seized a lot of the Golan Heights from Syria in a 1967 warfare and later annexed it in strikes by no means recognised by the worldwide group.

The decision declares that the Israeli choice to occupy and annex the Golan was “null and void”, and calls on Israel to rescind its strikes.

? 2018 AFP

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