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Lapid says Israel ‘strongly rejects’ UN resolution calling for ICJ to opine on ‘annexation’

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid addresses IDF cadets graduating from the military's officer's course at Bahad 1 in southern Israel, November 10, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid addresses IDF cadets graduating from the military's officer's course at Bahad 1 in southern Israel, November 10, 2022. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid slams a United Nations resolution to request the International Court of Justice to weigh in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israeli “annexation.”

“Israel strongly rejects the Palestinian resolution at the United Nations,” Lapid says in a statement published by his office.

“This is another unilateral Palestinian move which undermines the basic principles for resolving the conflict and may harm any possibility for a future process. The Palestinians want to replace negotiations with unilateral steps. They are again using the United Nations to attack Israel,” Lapid says.

“This step will not change the reality on the ground, nor will it help the Palestinian people in any way; it may even result in an escalation. Supporting this move is a prize for terrorist organizations and the campaign against Israel,” he adds.

Lapid says he thanks the 16 other countries who voted against the resolution and 52 more that abstained.

“We call upon on all the countries that supported yesterday’s proposal to reconsider their position and oppose it when it’s voted upon in the General Assembly,” Lapid says.

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