The United States and Israel have planned to block an upcoming Palestinian statehood initiative at the United Nations Security Council.
“We are preparing to stop the initiative,” said Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon in a statement on Thursday.
Danon said his delegation is working with the US administration to counter the Palestinian move.
The Israeli official expressed frustration about the initiative, accusing the Palestinian Authority of “paying salaries to terrorists each month” and having the “audacity” to apply for UN state membership.
“Instead of focusing on building a better and more hopeful future for the Palestinians and helping to ensure stability in the region, the Palestinian leadership is continuing its destructive policies that have encouraged recent terror attacks”, the Israeli envoy claimed.
Danon made the remarks after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki announced on…