The UN Security Council has passed a resolution urging an end to illegal Israeli settlements, which the US refused to veto, abstaining instead.
The motion was passed with 14 votes in favour and one abstention.
The Egyptian-drafted resolution had been withdrawn after Israel asked Donald Trump to intervene but it was proposed again by Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela.
The US has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions.
Breaking: UNSC passes resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction to applause. Obama admin. abstained, Trump wanted US to veto. pic.twitter.com/kVy0Bu38gQ
— errol barnett (@errolbarnett) December 23, 2016
Trump had been working to stop it as well and will no doubt join the call to sanction the UN.