UN will hold rare emergency session on Trump’s Jerusalem recognition, says Palestinian official

NEW YORK , USA - DECEMBER 21: The resolution urging the immediate deployment of international independent monitors to collect evidence regarding investigation the war crimes in Aleppo is approved during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, United States on December 21, 2016. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The U.N. General Assembly will hold an emergency session on President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to a Palestinian official. The main representative organ of the United Nations, which includes all 193 of the international body’s members, will vote Thursday on a resolution urging Trump to rescind his Jerusalem recognition, the Palestinian U.N. ambassador, Riyad Mansour, told Reuters.
 
Since 1950, the General Assembly has only held 10 emergency sessions, according to the news agency. Arab and Muslim countries requested the meeting, which represents the continuation of a 2009 emergency session to discuss East Jerusalem and Palestinian territories.
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