U.N. vote a blow to Israeli policy

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council vote to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements is a blow to Israeli policy, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday.

A factory under construction is seen at the industrial area in the Israeli settlement of Misho Edumim, in the occupied West Bank December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

“The Security Council resolution is a big blow to Israeli policy, a unanimous international condemnation of settlements and a strong support for the two-state solution,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said in a statement published by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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