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McCollum Comments on UN Vote Condemning Illegal Israeli Settlements

December 23, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum made the following comments on her Facebook page after the United Nations Security Council voted 14-0, with the United States abstaining, to condemn the illegal expansion of Israeli settlements:

"Illegal Israeli settlement expansion is extinguishing the prospects for a two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian state. I join the United Nations Security Council and all who seek peace in the Middle East in condemning the destructive and uncontrolled Israeli settlements.

"I applaud President Obama for allowing the U.N. Security Council to approve the anti-settlement resolution by a vote of 14-0, with the United States abstaining. Only justice and human rights will bring a lasting peace to Israelis and Palestinians."