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Netanyahu canceled Groysman’s visit due to Ukrainian voting for anti-Israel resolution
09:19, 25 December 2016
Netanyahu canceled Groysman’s visit due to Ukrainian voting for anti-Israel resolution

Groysman’s visit to Israel was to be held next week

09:19, 25 December 2016

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to cancel the visit of the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, who was to arrive in Israel next week. It was reported by Haaretz, citing a source in the high circles of Israel.

It is noted that the decision was taken in the light of Ukraine's voting in favor of the United Nations Security Council resolution on Friday to ban the construction of settlements in Palestine.

Related: Israel rejected UN resolution on settlement building ban in Palestine

Yesterday, on December 23, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution which stated that the establishment of settlements by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory "has no legal force and is a flagrant violation of international law." It was supported by 14 members of the Security Council, including Ukraine. The United States, which had previously blocked similar projects, abstained.

The authors of the document are Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela.

Israel considers all of Jerusalem its capital. At the same time, the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Related: UN Security Council demanded Israel to stop settlements’ building in Palestine

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