Eight UN Security Council members, including Russia, supported the document, while the United States and Australia voted "No". The United Kingdom, Lithuania, Nigeria, South Korea and Rwanda abstained from voting.
According to the Charter of the United Nations, at least nine votes of UN Security Council members are needed in order for a resolution to be adopted.
According to the amended version, East Jerusalem should become the capital of the independent Palestine, while Israel must withdraw its forces from the West Bank and remove its settlements constructed after the Six-Day war in 1967 by the end of 2017.
On Monday, US Department of State spokesperson Jeff Rathke said the document was not constructive and harmful for a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.