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Failure Of the Palestinian Authority

Published on 31 December 2014, by M. Tomazy.
"The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions.

The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it was automatically defeated. The US however still used its veto power and voted against the resolution. Another veto power state, the UK, along with Lithuania, Nigeria, Korea and Rwanda have abstained from the vote."

On the other hand, Hamas spokesman, meanwhile, condemned the Palestinian Authority for the resolution bid in the first place, reiterating its opposition to the "choice of compromise" that the resolution represented.
Sami Abu Zuhri urged the Fatah-led PA in a statement to "stop playing with national destiny and to stop bringing Palestinian national rights down to this dangerous level."
"We expect the PA to carry out what they have threatened to do, in addition to end security coordination with the occupation."
Hamas officials have repeatedly condemned the bid as a meaningless stunt, lambasting President Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to take Israel to the International Criminal Court and instead pursuing UN resolutions to support the Palestinian cause.

Editor's Notes:
1. Excuse me folks as I can't always express my political opinions. As in this one (i.e, cowardness).
2. English is my second language, so typos, errors and mis-spelling can occur.