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United Nations - U.N. Adopts Resolution Condemning Israel For Gaza Violence

Published on: June 13, 2018 05:38 PM
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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses a United Nations General Assembly meeting ahead of a vote on a draft resolution that would deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike SegarIsraeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses a United Nations General Assembly meeting ahead of a vote on a draft resolution that would deplore the use of excessive force by Israeli troops against Palestinian civilians at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory.

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The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member U.N. Security Council earlier this month.

The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight.

“The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote.

The United States failed in a bid to amend the resolution with a paragraph that would have condemned violence by Hamas.

“By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organization, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas,” Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon told the General Assembly before the vote.

More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30. The largest number of deaths occurred on May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Amid international condemnation of its use of lethal force, Israel said many of the dead were militants and that the Israeli army was repelling attacks on the border fence between Israel and Gaza. Washington has maintained Israel’s right to defend itself and refrained from joining calls for Israeli restraint.

Palestinians and their supporters said most protesters were unarmed civilians and Israel used excessive force against them.

“We need protection of our civilian population,” Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour told the General Assembly before the vote, adding that the resolution was “intended to contribute to a de-escalation of the volatile situation.”

“We cannot remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people,” Mansour said.

The resolution asked Guterres to report back within 60 days on proposals “on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation, including ... recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”

In December 128 countries defied President Donald Trump and voted in favor of a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.



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 Jun 13, 2018 at 05:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Feh!

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 06:27 PM Frish Says:

Bla bla bla bla.........

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 07:27 PM ALTERG4 Says:

Wow that's good news,
Israel MUST stop fighting & killing other human beings,
& if possible also give back for the Arabs what they stole from them in 1967 so can be peace.
Enough jewish blood israel costed it's not worth.

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 07:50 PM Teddybear Says:

Yemach Shmom
ימח שמם

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 08:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Danon wanted his time trying to convince arabs not to vote against Israel. Duh.

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 08:42 PM Worzel Says:

Reply to #3  
ALTERG4 Says:

Wow that's good news,
Israel MUST stop fighting & killing other human beings,
& if possible also give back for the Arabs what they stole from them in 1967 so can be peace.
Enough jewish blood israel costed it's not worth.

Because until 1967 there was peace, and then those terrible Israelis just woke up one day and decided to steal Palestinian land. I’m impressed that you have an IQ high enough to even use the internet.

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 09:14 PM hashomer Says:

This is what you get when you have alt right yidden in power. Bibi took a page out of the orange yutz’s playbook. Now Israel is paying the price.

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 09:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Where is Trump????

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 09:55 PM amerikaner Says:

There's ONE WORD missing from this headline
It should read United ARAB Nations and they s/b moved to Iran

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 10:10 PM Anonymous Says:

"UN adopts resolution condemning Israel" And this all under the TRUMP Presidency? Obama starting to look good.

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 11:16 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #7  
hashomer Says:

This is what you get when you have alt right yidden in power. Bibi took a page out of the orange yutz’s playbook. Now Israel is paying the price.

The orange one 'aint no yutz, Bibi 'aint no yutz either, you however, should look in the mirror !!!!!

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 Jun 13, 2018 at 11:18 PM liepa Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"UN adopts resolution condemning Israel" And this all under the TRUMP Presidency? Obama starting to look good.

A resolution by the General Assembly of the UN cannot be vetoed. Nothing to do with Trump, ch'ochem !!!

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 12:11 AM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #7  
hashomer Says:

This is what you get when you have alt right yidden in power. Bibi took a page out of the orange yutz’s playbook. Now Israel is paying the price.

So it is Bibi’s fault the U.N. condemns Israel. After all he is a man of the right. What do you say to the fact that the U.N. condemned Israel when The left was in power? Too many here on the left and right try to fit anti Semitism into the politics they believe in. The problem is you sound like an idiot when you do this

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 12:44 AM ALTERG4 Says:

Wow that's good news,
Israel MUST stop fighting & killing other human beings,
& if possible also give back for the Arabs what they stole from them in 1967 so can be peace.
Enough jewish blood israel costed it's not worth.

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 02:47 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"UN adopts resolution condemning Israel" And this all under the TRUMP Presidency? Obama starting to look good.

Right, because the UN loved Israel when Barak insane Obama was president

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 03:56 AM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #7  
hashomer Says:

This is what you get when you have alt right yidden in power. Bibi took a page out of the orange yutz’s playbook. Now Israel is paying the price.

You really are deranged under your messiah the obamanation he would have voted for this resolution and for the unsc one the other week because he never missed an opportunity to condemn Israel it's been the democrat politicians who you support who are supporting hamas and condemning Israel
Trump is the first president to fully support Israel against hamas and not call for restraint from Israel

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 06:06 AM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"UN adopts resolution condemning Israel" And this all under the TRUMP Presidency? Obama starting to look good.

Moron under the obamanation he would have fully supported this resolution like all the anti Israel pro hamas democrats do

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 09:27 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
AmYisroel Says:

Moron under the obamanation he would have fully supported this resolution like all the anti Israel pro hamas democrats do

wrong! Obama only voted against Israel ONE time in 8 years.
this orange yutz already started, for all his blather.
and, let's not forget, for 8 years Obama sent Israel all the weapons it requested, so that now Israel can attack iran in Syria with gusto.
DON'T FORGET THAT, all you morons who hate Obama !

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 06:09 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

wrong! Obama only voted against Israel ONE time in 8 years.
this orange yutz already started, for all his blather.
and, let's not forget, for 8 years Obama sent Israel all the weapons it requested, so that now Israel can attack iran in Syria with gusto.
DON'T FORGET THAT, all you morons who hate Obama !

There were only 2 unsc votes during his whole presidency

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 Jun 14, 2018 at 06:31 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #18  
Anonymous Says:

wrong! Obama only voted against Israel ONE time in 8 years.
this orange yutz already started, for all his blather.
and, let's not forget, for 8 years Obama sent Israel all the weapons it requested, so that now Israel can attack iran in Syria with gusto.
DON'T FORGET THAT, all you morons who hate Obama !

During the 2014 war the obamanation stopped missile transfers to Israel
Shut down elal airport to US planes never down before
Constantly called on Israel for restraint when israel was attacked conflating Israel with hamas
Gave iran 1.7 billion dollars in cash and unfroze 150 billion dollars all which Iran is using to build up their military and fund hezbollah and hamas
Democrats now are supporting hamas against Israel

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