South Africa Condemns Israel's Decision to Build 3000 New Settlement Homes in the West Bank

[SA Govt]On 29 November 2012, the Palestinian authorities, with the support of the League of Arab States, submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly applying for Observer State Status. An overwhelming majority of UN Member States approved this application, with 138 voting in favour, 9 against and 41 abstaining. Bilaterally, 132 member states of the UN have recognized Palestine as a state, with reference to the borders of 4 June1967.