Israel to summon envoys of some countries that voted for full Palestinian UN status ‘for protest talks’

Israel will summon ambassadors of six of the 12 countries that voted for full Palestinian UN membership “for a protest talk.” a foreign ministry spokesman says in a statement.

“The ambassadors of France, Japan, South Korea, Malta, Slovakia and Ecuador will be summoned tomorrow for a demarche, and a strong protest will be presented to them,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oren Marmorstein writes in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“An identical protest will be presented to additional countries,” he notes, without specifying why all of the countries in the UN Security Council that voted in favor of the resolution — including China and Russia — were not mentioned in the statement.

The US vetoed the Palestinian membership bid on Friday, while the UK and Switzerland abstained.

“The unambiguous message that will be delivered to the ambassadors: A political gesture to the Palestinians and a call to recognize a Palestinian state – six months after the October 7 massacre – is a prize for terrorism,” he adds.


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