14 iunie 2018

UN General Assembly Votes to Condemn Israel’s Excessive Force Against Gaza Protests


The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Israel’s use of excessive force on Palestinian civilians. The resolution passed by a vote of 120-8 with 45 countries abstaining. A U.S. bid to condemn Hamas, a Palestinian fundamentalist group, for attacks on Israel also received a majority vote in favor — 62-58 with 42 abstaining — but the president of the General Assembly rejected it because it didn’t have the required two-thirds majority to pass. The resolution is unlikely [...]