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Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine, a move opposed by Israel

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine, a move opposed by Israel
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By Catherine Hardy with REUTERS
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The organisation made the announcement via Twitter

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Palestine today (September 27) joined Interpol as a member state, according to the organisation’s official Twitter.

New member countries State of Palestine and Solomon Islands bring INTERPOL’s membership to 192. #INTERPOLGApic.twitter.com/9LaggaQ6op

— INTERPOL (@INTERPOL_HQ) September 27, 2017

The move was opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Bejing, the tweet said.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment, saying earlier that Israel’s efforts to delay a vote until next year were unsuccessful.

The Soloman Islands were also announced to be joining the list of member states.

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