A spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas stated the veto was “unacceptable and threatens the soundness of the worldwide neighborhood as a result of it disrespects it”.
The 14 different nations on the Safety Council voted in favour, however US Ambassador Nikki Haley exercised the American veto.
Nabil Abu Rudeina instructed AFP in Arabic that the assist for the decision, which included US allies France, Italy and Japan, “confirmed the (American) isolation. The worldwide neighborhood should work now to guard the Palestinian folks.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instantly thanked Haley for her stance.
“Thanks, Ambassador Haley,” he posted on his official Twitter account. “Reality defeated lies. Thanks, President Trump. Thanks, Nikki Haley.”
Nikki Haley, whereas vetoing the UN decision, stated it was an “insult”. “It will not be forgotten” she added.
Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the American embassy there from Tel Aviv has confronted heavy worldwide criticism.
Palestinians see the east a part of town because the capital of their future state.