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In this im­age re­leased by the UN, mem­bers of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil vote on De­cem­ber 23, on a res­o­lu­tion to stop Is­raeli set­tle­ments. The Coun­cil de­manded that Is­rael halt its set­tle­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in Pales­tinian ter­ri­tory, in a res­o­lu­tion adopted af­ter the US re­frained from ve­to­ing the mea­sure con­demn­ing its clos­est Mid­dle East ally. In a rare step, the US in­stead ab­stained, al­low­ing the mea­sure to pass by a vote of 14 in favour in the 15-mem­ber coun­cil.

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