Israel to summon ambassadors of nations that voted for Palestine membership at UN

Srinagar, April 21 (KNS): Israel will summon ambassadors of countries that voted for full Palestinian UN membership on Sunday, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

According to reports the development came after the Palestinian Authority said it would reconsider its relationship with the United States after Washington vetoed the Palestinian membership bid earlier this week.

Thursday's vote saw 12 countries on the UN Security Council back a resolution recommending full Palestinian membership and two -- Britain and Switzerland -- abstain.

Only the United States, Israel's ally, voted against, using its veto to block the resolution.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Oren Marmorstein said the ministry "will summon for a protest talk the ambassadors of the countries that voted in the Security Council in favour of upgrading the status of the Palestinians in the UN".

"The ambassadors of France, Japan, South Korea, Malta, the Slovak Republic and Ecuador will be summoned tomorrow for a demarche, and a strong protest will be presented to them," he said in a post on X.

"An identical protest will be presented to additional countries," he said. (KNS) 

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