Netanyahu: Haley ‘Exposed the Hypocrisy’ of UN Bias Against Israel
17 June, 2018, 17:19 | Author: Sheila Harris
Since Palestinians began demonstrating near the Israel-Gaza fence on March 30, 128 protesters have been killed - and thousands more injured - by Israeli army gunfire.
On March 30, the Palestinians formed the highest commission of the "Great March of Return" and had organized rallies, protests and demonstrations in five separate locations in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel.
A U.S. amendment which condemned the role played in Gaza by the Hamas extremist group, which controls the enclave, was voted on first.
The US amendment condemning Hamas received 62 votes in favour, with 58 against and 42 abstentions.
The resolution was presented by Algeria and Turkey on behalf of the Arab and Muslim countries.
Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Togo joined Israel and the United States in voting against the resolution, which comes weeks after Washington vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member UN Security Council.
US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley. Such one-sided resolutions at the United Nations do nothing to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. A similar proposal was vetoed by the United States in the Security Council a few weeks ago. "That´s why we are here today", said Haley.
The statement was issued Wednesday ahead of an emergency U.N. General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution condemning Israel's "excessive use of force".
"So far no one has a clear plan for how to solve the crisis in Gaza and we want to discuss that with the Israelis and the other countries in the region", an unnamed USA official was quoted as saying by Channel 10 news last week, ahead of the upcoming talks.
With 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution that demands the protection of Palestinian civilians from the excessive and indiscriminate use of force by Israel.
The resolution also criticised the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel, but did not explicitly mention Hamas, the Islamist group which rules Gaza. The only nations voting against were the United States, Israel, Australia, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Togo, and the Marshall Islands.
In a show of hope and defiance in the face of the hundreds of "terror kites" and flaming helium balloons launched into southern Israel by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, the children of the southern town of Sderot gathered to make colorful kites and fly them for an afternoon of enjoyment.
The ambassador then elaborated, "The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day".
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