UN Jerusalem vote: Netanyahu calls result ‘preposterous’ as US declaration of Israel capital rebuked 128-9 by General Assembly


President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”.

The vote, while a victory for the Palestinians, was significantly lower than its supporters had hoped for, with many forecasting at least 150 “yes” votes. There were a total of 35, while 21 nations did not turn up for the vote.

Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the result, his spokesman saying: “The vote is a victory for Palestine.

“We will continue our efforts in the United Nations and at all international forums to put an end to this occupation and to establish our Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.”

Here are some photos of the vote and reaction to it, and of Palestinian reaction to Donald Trump’s contentious decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel in the first place.