UN General Assembly To Condemn US' Jerusalem Decision

Nikki Haley vetoes UN Anti Israel resolution

Nikki Haley vetoes UN Anti Israel resolution

Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul last week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine's capital.

"Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act", Zeid's statement said.

But the Israeli military said its own investigation had found that it was not possible to say what had killed Abu Thuraya and that no live fire had been directed at him during the dispersal of the violent demonstration.

The United Nations General Assembly will vote this week to call on the U.S.to revoke its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: "Open question" if USA athletes will attend Olympics amid North Korea tensions Haley: Trump isn't deciding who controls east Jerusalem Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump's Jerusalem announcement: report MORE warned the worldwide body on Tuesday that the U.S.

Fourteen other members of the Security Council supported the resolution - a move Erdogan described as "important and meaningful".

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Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the General Assembly, informed all 193 delegations of the emergency session in a letter sent late Monday. They are, however, seen to carry political weight.

Key US allies Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Ukraine were among the 14 countries in the 15-member council that voted in favor of the measure.

"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us".

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters after meeting with the General Assembly president that he expects a vote this week.

On Twitter, Ms Haley posted on Twitter that "the United States will be taking names" during the vote on Thursday at the 193-nation assembly.

The Future Movement Tuesday condemned the US position in a statement after its parliamentary bloc's meeting, saying it was biased toward Israel and was a flagrant violation of worldwide resolutions in support of the Palestinian right and the rights of the Palestinian people.

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"The General Assembly will say, without the fear of the veto, that the global community is refusing to accept the unilateral position of the United States", Mr Mansour told reporters.

Trump's December 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem broke with worldwide consensus, triggering protests across the Muslim world and drawing strong condemnation.

Trump also plans to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made it a personal mission to eradicate antisemitism at the global intergovernmental institution, declaring in April 2017 that calls for the destruction of Israel constitute "modern antisemitism" and promising to treat the Jewish state with "impartiality". She said the veto - the first cast by the U.S.in more than six years - was done "in defense of American sovereignty and in defense of America's role in the Middle East peace process".

"What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult", she said.

Israel has long considered Jerusalem its capital, but Palestinians have aspired to establish the eastern sector of the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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