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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Pans ‘Despicable’ UN Vote, Says Jews Cannot Be Occupiers in Their Own Land

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the United Nations General Assembly Saturday, December 31, for a resolution passed the previous day to refer Israel’s “occupation… of Palestinian territory” to the International Court of Justice, accusing the global body of “distorting historical facts” and declaring that the Jewish people cannot be “an occupier” in its own land.

In a strongly worded statement, Netanyahu, who only regained the prime ministership on Thursday, said Israel would not be bound by the UNGA resolution demanding the ICJ weigh in on the conflict, in accordance with international law and the UN charter.

“Like hundreds of the twisted decisions against Israel taken by the UNGA over the years, today’s despicable decision will not bind the Israeli government. The Jewish nation is not an occupier in its own land and its own eternal capital, Jerusalem,” he said, adding that “no UN decision can distort the historical facts.”

“We will continue to fight for the truth,” the statement concluded. The UN General Assembly resolution, passed by 87 votes to 26, calls on the Hague-based ICJ to “render urgently an advisory opinion” on Israel’s “prolonged occupation, settlement and annexation of Palestinian territory.”

It also calls for an investigation into Israeli measures “aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem” and says Israel has adopted “discriminatory legislation and measures.” (TOI / VFI News)

“The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.” - Proverbs 10:30