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Mon 13 May 2024 2:01 pm - Jerusalem Time

China demands an end to opposition to Palestine's accession to the United Nations

China urged, on Monday, an end to opposition to Palestine's admission to the United Nations, ahead of a possible vote on this matter in the UN Security Council.


Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that his country "urges relevant countries not to continue to oppose the moral and humanitarian conscience of the international community."


He added that China urges countries "not to continue obstructing decisions related to Palestine's accession to the United Nations."


Beijing's renewed support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state comes after the United Nations General Assembly adopted by an overwhelming majority, last Friday, a resolution regarding the eligibility of the State of Palestine for full membership in the United Nations and recommends that the Security Council positively reconsider this issue.


143 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 9 opposed it, including the United States, and 25 countries abstained from voting, including Britain, according to the United Nations website.


Palestine applied for full membership in the United Nations in 2011, but it did not receive the necessary support from the Security Council after America used its veto. However, on November 29, 2012, it obtained observer state status in the United Nations.


Last month, the United States used its veto in the Security Council against an Algerian draft resolution recommending that the General Assembly accept the State of Palestine as a member of the United Nations.


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