"On this joyous occasion, the State of Palestine reiterates its commitment to upholding its obligations and contributing to fighting crime and furthering the rule of law".
Seventy-five countries voted in favor during an Interpol meeting in Beijing, with 24 opposing and 34 abstentions. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak called it "another failure" for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It also raised concerns that the Palestinians might use their elevated status to seek the arrests of Israelis, though Palestinian officials said there were no immediate plans to do so.
PA Deputy Foreign Minister Tayseer Jaradat on Monday told The Jerusalem Post that Israel's opposition to the Palestinians joining Interpol is "unreasonable".
About 300 Palestinians - majority assailants, Israel says - have also been killed in that period, according to AFP news agency.
Cardin said any "red notices" issued by the Palestinians "will not be recognized in many countries, including the United States".
In a statement, Interpol said red notices are not worldwide arrest warrants, but rather act as an alert to member countries, and are issued based on a valid national arrest warrant.
The Palestinians needed the support of at least two-thirds of the member countries to be accepted.
A page on the Interpol website listed Palestine as a member since 27 September 2017.
"The Interpol General Assembly has also adopted a resolution interpreting Article 4 of the Constitution which governs the criteria under which countries can apply for membership of the Organization in the future", the agency said.
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