Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem

Turkey's leader calls for backing of United Nations motion on Jerusalem

"Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act", Zeid's statement said.

Egypt had put forward the draft which was backed by all 14 other Security Council members.

According to Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour, the General Assembly will vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to be withdrawn.

The countries have cited the U.S. decision to veto a draft resolution on the status of Jerusalem.

The Palestinians immediately announced that they will seek a resolution with similar demands in the 193-member General Assembly, where there are no vetoes.

"The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us".

No country has veto powers in the General Assembly, contrary to the council where the United States, along with Britain, China, France and Russian Federation, can block any resolution.

"We will take note of each and every vote on this issue", she wrote to several United Nations ambassadors.

She echoed that call in a Twitter post: "The US will be taking names".

In order to bypass a Security Council veto, United Nations member states can try to convene an "Emergency Special Session" (ESS), a procedure that has been executed only ten times in the UN's history. The Thursday meeting will be a continuation of that session.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that what "we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult", adding: "It won't be forgotten".

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state.

He said he hopes for "overwhelming support" telling the Trump administration that the global community doesn't accept the US position, which he said violates worldwide law and Security Council and General Assembly resolutions. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city's eastern sector, which Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed in a move never recognised internationally.

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