Ramallah welcomes vote as retaliation for Mike Pompeo's historic visit to West Bank

A United Nations panel voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution backing the Palestinian right for self-determination and statehood on Thursday.

The General Assembly’s Third Committee passed the draft resolution in a 163-5 vote, with 10 member states abstaining.

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The document called for a swift end to the Israeli "occupation" of the Palestinian lands, which purportedly was instated in 1967.

It also calls for a "peace settlement" between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of the two-state solution.

The resolution was part of a larger package of 20 documents aimed at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- and usually centered on criticizing Israel -- that the world body passes every year.