The Solomon Islands Malaita Provincial Premier has described Solomon Islands' vote to support Palestine at the United Nations as disappointing and sad.

The Premier, Edwin Suiba'ea says Solomon Islands has already forged bilateral and diplomatic relations with the State of Israel, and Malaita is one of the provinces as a beneficiary in technical assistance.

the Premier further stated that with the vote going against Israel, Malaita's position is unclear.

He says there hasn't been any help to the province for the past 30 years and the relations forged with the Israeli government is one solution to tackle this.

But with the decision already taken, doubts are beginning to grow.