Since the creation of Israel in 1948 and the occupation of East Jerusalem, West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, the world has witnessed many human rights violations committed by Israeli authorities against the Palestinians.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said it was proof that “the whole world stands by our people and their inalienable historic rights.”
In a public letter printed by the Guardian on Friday former Jewish Agency head Avraham Burg and other notable Israeli signatories called on the EU to “ban the import of Israeli settlement goods.”
Resolution passes 170-2, with only Israel and US opposing it; one of 8 measures concerning Israel passed by body, with no actions against any other country
Diplomats criticise ‘politicisation’ of agency for Palestinian refugees
“A big achievement for Palestinian diplomacy and severe blow to US and Israel.”