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US policy on Israel under fire at UNSC

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 22 2019   /  02:14 am

The United States’ most recent pro-Israel move to legitimize illegal settlements in Palestine came under fire from members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Indonesia’s permanent representative to the UN said on Wednesday.In a security council meeting on the issue of Palestine in New York, Jakarta took the lead in canvassing support from other council members to reject US efforts to obliterate any semblance of a lasting peace deal between Israel and Palestine."Indonesia firmly rejects the US statement regarding Israel's illegal settlement policy, which is a de facto form of annexation of the Palestinian territories, and would hinder peace based on a two-state solution," Indonesian Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani said in a statement received on Thursday.Indonesia also urged Israel to stop the violence along the Gaza Strip, which has claimed countless Palestinian...