UNGA fails to condemn Hamas terrorism against Israel

Feb 21, 2018
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UNGA fails to condemn Hamas terrorism against Israel

A US-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas garnered a 87-57 majority in the UN General Assembly, but fell nine votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to be adopted.

The resolution, presented by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley who said that the world body's failure to condemn the clear terrorism of Hamas is nothing less than antisemitism, was doomed when a resolution put forward by Bolivia necessitating a two-thirds majority for the resolution to be adopted was approved by three votes 75 to 72.


Haley said that the demand for a two-thirds majority was nothing less than a double standard, since no such demand was made last week when the UN passed six resolutions condemning Israel.
The UN looking away at terror. And of course the UN places special conditions and a double standard by requiring a 2/3rds majority to condemn Hamas, but none needed for resolutions against Israel.

Thursday’s resolution condemned Hamas for “repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk,” and demanded that Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other militant actors “cease all provocative actions and violent activity, including by using airborne incendiary devices.”

It also condemned Hamas for the use of resources “to construct military infrastructure, including tunnels to infiltrate Israel and equipment to launch rockets into civilian areas, when such resources could be used to address the critical needs of the civilian population.”

The resolution also encouraged “tangible steps towards intra-Palestinian reconciliation, including support of the mediation efforts of Egypt, and concrete steps to reunite the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority and ensure its effective functioning in the Gaza Strip.”
This on the heels of Hezbullah building tunnels into Israel from Souther Lebanon right under the useless at best, aiding at worst UNFIL.
 
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