Arab League behind Israeli UNSC withdrawal
(MENAFN) Israel was forced to give up on efforts to get elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council this year due to the diplomatic efforts undertaken by Arab States, according to the head of the Arab League, Sputnik reports.
"The League's political efforts, as well as the Arab countries' diplomatic contacts, forced Israel to withdraw its candidacy for the non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2019-2020, by refusing to participate in the election which will take place in June at a UN General Assembly session," Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said.
According to the Arab League's official representative, the organization members said that Israel continues its occupation of Palestinian territories and ignores UN Security Council resolutions, thus violating the UN Charter itself.
He also added that the League would continue to oppose Israel until the latter "stops its occupation of the Palestinian territory and starts adhering to all of the relevant UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions."
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