Interpol rejects Palestinian membership bid

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November 8, 2016 12:48

 
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The governing body of the International Criminal Police Organization on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian attempt to join Interpol.

Israel. in response, lauded the move and touted its lobbying efforts as leading to the decision.

"The General Assembly of the Interpol has rejected the Palestinians request to discuss and vote on their request to be accepted as a member state," read a joint statement by the Foreign Ministry and Israel Police.

The vote against the Palestinian Authority's membership bid was made at Interpol's 85th General Assembly convened in Bali, Indonesia.

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