Daily Archive: September 27, 2017

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Interpol votes to admit Palestine as full member

International police organisation backs Palestinian membership by 75-24 votes despite determined Israeli opposition

Interpol has voted to admit Palestine as a full member, dealing a significant diplomatic blow to Israel, which has strenuously lobbied against Palestinian admission.

In a secret vote of representatives of the international police organisation’s members in China, Palestinian membership was approved by 75 to 24 votes, with 34 abstentions – exceeding the two-thirds requirement of yes to no votes.

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