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UN adopts Jerusalem resolution despite US threats

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Gaza22Dec8NEW YORK (PNIC):-A total of 128 UN member states on Thursday voted in favor of a draft resolution that declared US President Trump's Jerusalem decision "null and void."

However, nine, including US, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras and Togo voted against it and 35 countries abstained. Washington's American neighbors Canada and Mexico abstained along with several eastern European countries, including Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania.

Alongside Middle Eastern countries, many western European countries supported the resolution, including Germany, France, Britain and Spain.

The resolution reaffirmed that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through peace negotiations between Palestine and Israel.

It called on the US to withdraw its recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital, which was declared “null and void.”

The overwhelming backing for the resolution came despite US threats on Wednesday to cut aid for any country voting in favor of the Jerusalem resolution.

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