UNGA says State of Palestine qualified to become UN member


The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian request to attain full UN membership by acknowledging its eligibility and urging the UN Security Council to “reconsider the matter positively.

This vote, conducted by the 193-member General Assembly, serves as a global assessment of support for the Palestinian aspiration for full UN membership.

This move is significant as it would effectively acknowledge the existence of a Palestinian state, particularly in light of the United States’ recent veto of the proposal in the UN Security Council.

The assembly passed a resolution with 143 votes in favor, while nine countries, including the US and Israel, voted against it, and 25 countries abstained. It’s important to note that this resolution does not grant full UN membership to the Palestinians but rather acknowledges their qualification for membership.

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