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Palestinians thank supporting countries after UN vote

An aide to the Palestinian Authority president is thanking countries that voted in favor of a UN resolution countering the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “despite all the pressure exerted on them.”
Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, appeared to be referring to a threat by US President Donald Trump to cut off US funding to countries that support the resolution, which called Trump’s Jerusalem recognition “null and void.”
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Abu Rudeineh says in a statement to the Wafa news agency that the vote reflects the support the Palestinians enjoy in the international community. He says the Palestinians will continue their efforts in international forums to help create a Palestinian state.