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United Nations - US Fails To Win UN Condemnation Of Hamas Militants In Gaza

Published on: December 6, 2018 04:59 PM
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FILE - Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, addresses an United Nations Security Council meeting in New York, New York, USA, 17 September 2018.  EPAFILE - Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, addresses an United Nations Security Council meeting in New York, New York, USA, 17 September 2018.  EPA

United Nations - A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly.

Before Thursday’s vote, the 193-member world body had narrowly voted to require a two-thirds majority which Arab nations pressed for rather than a simple majority which the United States urged.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the assembly before the vote that it could make history and unconditionally speak out against Hamas which she called “one of the most obvious and grotesque cases of terrorism in the world.”

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But the vote on the resolution to condemn Hamas was 87-57 with 33 abstentions, a plurality below the two-thirds requirement.



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 Dec 06, 2018 at 05:18 PM JackC Says:

But the vote on the resolution to condemn Hamas was 87-57 with 33 abstentions, a plurality below the two-thirds requirement.

Typical political cowardness and cover. Many of those 87 voting FOR the resolution had previously voted in favor of requiring a 2/3 vote to actually be effective.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 06:06 PM elyeh Says:

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JackC Says:

But the vote on the resolution to condemn Hamas was 87-57 with 33 abstentions, a plurality below the two-thirds requirement.

Typical political cowardness and cover. Many of those 87 voting FOR the resolution had previously voted in favor of requiring a 2/3 vote to actually be effective.

Unfortunately, those who supported requiring a 2/3 majority to pass played games so that they could claim they supported each side - "we stopped it from passing by voting for requiring 2/3"; "we supported it by voting for it." Diplomatic double talk at its best. Feh.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 06:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Good! Theyre 100% terrorists but the Israelis were never taken to any court for crimes committed albeit more conventional ones. Did anyone pay a price for the killing of Dr Dahan years ago? Not a single person. They ordered it as he was a too influential anti zionist. They have numerous crimes under their sleeve.
While Hamas is a known as a terrorist organization, Israel got away with all their own “nicer” crimes.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 06:25 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

The UN is a den of vipers.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 07:30 PM judith Says:

Does anyone know who the 2-faced, terrorist cowards are , who voted for the necessary 2/3 majority?

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 07:35 PM Anonymous Says:

I am so tired of winning.

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 Dec 06, 2018 at 09:53 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Good! Theyre 100% terrorists but the Israelis were never taken to any court for crimes committed albeit more conventional ones. Did anyone pay a price for the killing of Dr Dahan years ago? Not a single person. They ordered it as he was a too influential anti zionist. They have numerous crimes under their sleeve.
While Hamas is a known as a terrorist organization, Israel got away with all their own “nicer” crimes.

Get lost, you imbecile. Don’t you dare compare Israel with vicious arab terrorists. Jerk.

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 Dec 07, 2018 at 12:26 AM grandbear Says:

With the arabs political maneuvering , they have kept their falestinian brothers in refugee status for over 70 years now.

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 Dec 07, 2018 at 08:47 AM Anonymous Says:

The anti Israel resolution passed right after this with the cowardly Euro trash scum abstaining

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 Dec 07, 2018 at 10:46 AM Phineas Says:

So much winning. Other countries are going to respect us not like before.

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