A nonbinding resolution to condemn what it calls the “excessive force” used by Israel against Palestinians has been adopted by the UNGA.
This is while US failed in reaching an amendment to condemn Hamas in the same Hall. The new resolution states that Israel must control its “excessive use of force” in confrontation with demonstrations held by Palestinians in Gaza.
“Protection of the Palestinian civilian population” is underscored in the resolution which was adopted by 120 vote on Wednesday. A total of 53 voted against or declared abstention.
The US amendment was rejected by 58 voters infuriating the US representative in the assembly. Haley condemned the adopted resolution as “morally bankrupt.”
The resolution is one-sided, makes not one mention of Hamas which routinely initiates violence. What makes Gaza different is that attacking Israel is their favorite political sport.
The United Nations is inacabable of passing an amendment condemning Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. Vote was 62-58 in favor but 2/3 majority required for passage. 42 nations abstained. pic.twitter.com/M725hm6Kmg
— Noga Tarnopolsky ? (@NTarnopolsky) June 13, 2018
The number of Palestinian victims in demonstration in Gaza border with Israel exceeded 130. The rallies began on March 30 as a reaction to US illegal decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.