China, France and Russia supported the resolution, with four countries—the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Poland abstaining.
‘[Kuwait’s resolution] is a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt,’ said US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.
Top aides in the White House reportedly are no longer attempting to convince Trump to stay in the deal.
According to AFP, the draft statement, recognized the “the right to peaceful protest” and conveyed “sorrow at the loss of innocent Palestinian lives.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini will attend a summit in Rome on saving the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) from its financial woes.
Living conditions in the Gaza Strip constitute one of the most “dramatic humanitarian crises” in the word,” UN Secretary General Guterres said during a visit to the area.
The city, which has 220,000 Palestinian residents and 1,000 Jewish ones, is on a clear trajectory towards becoming more Jewish in the future.
Guterres told Netanyahu, “As secretary-general of the United Nations, I am totally committed to be […] adamant” about Israel’s right to exist.”
Guterres has expressed support for Israel’s embattled position at the UN, but he has also been critical of Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria.
“Sanctions should be imposed on Israel and it should be prosecuted for its crimes, not chosen as member of the Security Council,” Majdalani said.