PA EU delegate calls on UK to vote in favor of UN bid

November 26, 2012 06:27


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The general delegate of Palestine to the EU, Leila Shahid, called on Britain to vote in favor of the Palestinian UN statehood bid, the British Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday.

"Britain can't pretend it is in favor of democracy in Libya, Syria and Egypt but accepts the Palestinians continuing to live under occupation," Shahid told the Telegraph.

"David Cameron should know he risks a popular backlash from Arab public opinion if he does not support us," she added.

Both Cameron and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have previously urged the Palestinians to drop the bid, saying it could destroy chances of resuming peace talks with Israel.

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