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Israeli ambassador shreds UN charter ahead of Palestine vote ( VIDEO)

THE Israeli ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has torn up the UN charter in front of the general assembly ahead of a crucial vote regarding Palestine.

 

Gilad Erdan was seen using a mini paper shredder on the podium of the UN general assembly on Friday.

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He placed the UN charter – the foundational treaty of the UN – in the shredder, before saying: “You are shredding the UN charter with your own hands.

“Yes, yes, that’s what you’re doing. Shredding the UN charter. Shame on you

The move came ahead of the UN general assembly voting in favour of granting new “rights and privileges” to Palestine, calling on the UN security council to reconsider its request to become a member state.

The resolution passed by 143 votes in favour to 9 against, with 25 abstentions.

 

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