US, Is­rael still have work to do,

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“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

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