Visitors to the BBC News website’s Middle East page on September 27th were informed that “Interpol approves Palestinian membership” and:
“Palestinians hail a ‘victory’ made possible by the ‘principled position’ of the agency’s members”
The link led to an article titled “Interpol approves Palestinian membership despite Israeli opposition” in which the source of that BBC sub-heading was revealed.
“Interpol has admitted the Palestinian territories as a new member, despite opposition from Israel.
The international policing body backed membership for “the State of Palestine” at its annual general assembly.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki declared the news a “victory”, made possible by the “principled position” of most Interpol members.
Israel tried to delay the vote, arguing that Palestine was not a state and therefore ineligible for membership.”
Later on readers found another quote from al-Maliki:
“”On this joyous occasion, the State of Palestine reiterates its commitment to…
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