Interpol Just Recognized Palestine as a Member Country
“The State of Palestine and the Solomon Islands are now Interpol member countries,” an Interpol tweet read.
Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday, a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organization’s general assembly in Beijing. The Israeli Foreign Ministry, which said earlier that Israel’s efforts to delay a vote until next year had failed, had no immediate comment on the decision.
“This victory was made possible because of the principled position of the majority of Interpol members,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki commented.
The Palestine Liberation Organization said on Twitter that more than 75%of Interpol members voted to approve membership.