Palestinians hail United Nations Security Council resolution against Israel


Officials from Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad welcomed Friday decision.

Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeinah has described the resolution as “a major blow to Israeli policy, a unanimous international condemnation of settlements, and strong support for the two-state solution.”

Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has described the vote as a “victory for the Palestinian people.”

Riyad Mansour, Palestinian ambassador to the UN, has expressed optimism that the resolution could pave the ground for the restoration of peace in the occupied Palestinian territories.


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