U.N. votes down U.S. bid to condemn Hamas violence against Israel

Tovah Lazaroff – June 14, 2018

In a blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

In a blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The dramatic three hour debate ended on Wednesday evening with resounding applause for the Palestinians as a resolution that censured Israeli actions in Gaza passed by 120-8, with 45 abstentions. The text made no mention of Hamas.

The six nations who joined Israel and the US in opposing the measure were; Australia, Micronesia, Nauru, Togo, Solomon Islands and the Marshal Islands.

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