This week, Interpol announced on Twitter that after a vote by its general assembly in Beijing, the international police force included the State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands to its 192 country membership! More than 75 percent of Interpol members voted to approve Palestine’s membership.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, is an international clearing house for arrest warrants and police cooperation against cross-border crime. UNESCO also approved Palestinian membership, prompting the US and the Israeli occupation state to suspend funding out of protest?

The Israeli Foreign Ministry, which said earlier that Israel’s efforts to delay a vote until next year had failed, had no immediate comment on the decision. Israel had contended that Palestine is not a state and that it is ineligible for Interpol membership. Under interim Israeli-Palestinian peace deals, a Palestinian Authority was granted limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Guardian / AA Magnum Analyst News 2017.


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