'Palestinians' can't muster 9 Security Council votes
The 'Palestinian Authority' has delayed its 'statehood bid' at the United Nations after realizing that it could not even muster the nine United Nations Security Council votes
that it would need to force the United States to veto the bid.
Malki told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency that the decision to
postpone the statehood bid came following US pressure and threats, as
well as the failure of the PA to secure the backing of nine Security
Council members in favor of the statehood bid.
Mahmoud Abbas said two weeks ago that he was determined to proceed with
his plan to seek a Security Council resolution that would set a
timetable for a full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines.
was hoping that the resolution would declare all the territories
captured by Israel in 1967, including east Jerusalem, as the lands of
the future Palestinian state.
Abbas and other PA officials
repeatedly denied over the past few weeks that they had any intention to
call off or delay the application to the Security Council.
Malki confirmed on Monday that the PA leadership has decided to postpone
the move. He did not say whether the PA would resume its statehood bid
any time in the near future.
Labels: Abu Mazen, Palestinian state RIGHT NOW syndrome, Riyad al-Malki, United Nations Security Council, US veto