Fearing "Humiliation," Palestinians Pull UN Resolution Against U.S. Peace Plan

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Siryoti - Members of PA President Abbas' delegation to the UN told Israel Hayom that pulling the draft resolution opposing the U.S. peace plan stemmed from "a lack of international support for the Palestinians' claims." A senior delegation official said: "Even after submitting the softened version of the draft resolution, which excluded any form of explicit condemnation of the deal of the century, we struggled to secure the necessary majority for passing the resolution. Of the 14 member states [on the Security Council], we had five who supported the draft resolution that was submitted. We chose not to humiliate ourselves and pulled the draft." Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon said Abbas should come to the Security Council on Tuesday "to present his vision for the future" instead of coming to reject the U.S. plan. He added that Abbas should come to Jerusalem to address the Israeli people and "deliver a message of hope, instead of a message of hate....Only negotiations will advance a peace process."

2020-02-11 00:00:00

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