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UN General Assembly backs Palestinian bid for membership

UN General Assembly backs Palestinian bid for membership
10 May 2024 22:45

NEW YORK (WAM)


The United Nations General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly backed a Palestinian bid to become a full UN member by recognising it as qualified to join and recommending the UN Security Council “reconsider the matter favourably", Reuters reported.

The assembly adopted a resolution with 143 votes in favor and 9 against, while 25 countries abstained. It does not give the Palestinians full UN membership, but recognises them as qualified to join.

The vote by the 193-member General Assembly was a global survey of support for the Palestinian bid to become a full U.N. member - a move that would effectively recognise a Palestinian state.

The resolution "determines that the State of Palestine ... should therefore be admitted to membership" and it "recommends that the Security Council reconsider the matter favourably."

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