US fails to con­demn Ha­mas at UN Gen­eral Assem­bly

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UNITED NA­TION: A US-spon­sored draft res­o­lu­tion seek­ing to con­demn Pales­tinian re­sis­tance group Ha­mas at the United Nations Gen­eral Assem­bly has failed to gain a ma­jor­ity vote.

The 193-mem­ber UNGA voted 87-57 in fa­vor of the res­o­lu­tion Thurs­day while 33 mem­bers chose to ab­stain, leav­ing Wash­ing­ton with a plu­ral­ity vote that fell short of the two-thirds re­quire­ment to adopt the res­o­lu­tion.

The US had orig­i­nally called for a sim­ple ma­jor­ity vote, but the world body opted for a two-third ma­jor­ity in­stead af­ter a nar­row 7572 vote, with 26 ab­sten­tions.

The res­o­lu­tion at­tempted to con­demn Ha­mas for car­ry­ing out rocket at­tacks against Is­rael and us­ing "air­borne in­cen­di­ary de­vices" against Is­raelis liv­ing in oc­cu­pied Pales­tinian lands.

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