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UN FOURTH COMMITTEE 12 DRAFT RESOLUTIONS APPROVAL ON ISRAEL STIR REACTIONS

United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee On Wednesday narrowly approved a draft titled “Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories”

The Committee went on to approve — by a recorded vote of 142 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States,), with 14 abstentions — a draft titled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan”.

This move, like every other resolution has generated a lot of reactions.

On December 6 2018, a majority of UN Member States voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States condemning the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza, The result of the vote was 87 in favour, 57 against and 33 abstentions, But Surprisingly, The Resolution failed to be adopted at UN Headquarters in New York.

The then General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa said, “Resolution A/73/L.42 failed to obtain two-thirds majority.

Speaking before the vote, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley emphasised “the United Nations has never passed a resolution condemning Hamas. Never. Over 700 resolutions condemning Israel, and not one single resolution condemning Hamas.

The resolution condemned Hamas for “repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk”, and for its use of resources in Gaza to construct military infrastructure “including tunnels to infiltrate Israel and equipment to launch rockets into civilian areas”.

However, UN Watch, a Geneva-based nonprofit monitoring the UN’s alleged anti-Israel bias, released a long statement decrying the resolutions passed Wednesday. 12 Draft Resolutions On Israeli Territorial Occupation

“The UN’s assault on Israel with a torrent of one-sided resolutions is surreal,” said Hillel Neuer, the group’s executive director.

“Just two weeks after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group assaulted Israeli civilians with a barrage of rockets from Gaza — while the UN’s General Assembly and Human Rights Council stayed silent — the world body now adds insult to injury by adopting seven lopsided resolutions, whose only purpose is to demonize the Jewish state.

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