US, Israel still have work to do,
“This is the first time that a majority of countries have voted against Hamas and I commend each of the 87 countries that took a principled stand against Hamas,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in the aftermath of the vote that took place late Thursday in New York.
“This is a very important achievement for the US and Israel. I thank the American administration and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for the initiative,” he said.
US-sponsored resolution that passed by 87-57 fell nine votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to be adopted.
Thirty-three states abstained, and another 16 did not vote. The two-thirds majority is based on the number of states who cast yes or no votes, abstentions are not included.
The resolution, presented