Is­raeli use of force in Pales­tine con­demned

Shanghai Daily - - WORLD - (Reuters)

THE UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly con­demned Is­rael on Wed­nes­day for ex­ces­sive use of force against Pales­tinian civil­ians and asked UN chief An­to­nio Guter­res to rec­om­mend an “in­ter­na­tional pro­tec­tion mech­a­nism” for oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian ter­ri­tory.

The 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 US ve­toed a sim­i­lar res­o­lu­tion in the UN 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.

The US 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 UN Am­bas­sador Danny Danon told the Gen­eral As­sem­bly.

More than 120 Pales­tini­ans have been killed by Is­raeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.