General Assembly endorses pathway for full Palestinian statehood at UN

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General Assembly endorses pathway for full Palestinian statehood at UN
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The United Nations General Assembly has voted in favour of granting "new rights and privileges" to the state of Palestine, paving a pathway for full UN-member status.

At Friday's emergency session at the 49th meeting of the UN General Assembly, 143 countries voted in favour of upgrading Palestine's status at the United Nations, with nine voting against and 25 abstentions.

Israel and the US voted against the resolution.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, said on Monday, that if the measure was approved, he expected the US to cut funding to the United Nations and its institutions, in accordance with American law.

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The ambassador also brought a small paper shredder to the podium and shredded the UN charter to symbolise how Israel views Friday’s "destructive" vote.

If anyone wants to suicide by cringe here's the video of that moment

Like seriously. Rip it up with your hands like a person. Put some vigor into your vigorous denouncement.

To bring up a tiny shredder to tiny shred things is basically a farce.

Oh my gosh, that's hilarious. It's a baby shredder. What gets me is imagining a bunch of people in an office figuring out what scale to print out the UN charter so it would fit in the tiny shredder.

expected the US to cut funding to the United Nations and its institutions, in accordance with American law.

Which law is this?