UNITED NATIONS – US. Nikki Haley, the United Nations Ambassador, was put on Thursday for a showdown on a historic US motion to formally condemn Hamas for its terrorist activities against Israel – a fight that would, if successful, be the signature ambassador ,
For months now, the US has called on the United Nations to name and condemn Hamas, even if the UN passes a resolution after the resolution has criticized and condemned alleged crimes and violations of international law by Israel. Since 2007, Hamas has taken control of Gaza, home to some two million Palestinians, and fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in recent months.
A draft noncommittal resolution adopted by Fox News condemns Hamas for: repeated rocket fire to Israel and incitement to violence, endangering the civilian population. "In addition, Hamas" and other militant actors, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, would cease all provocative and violent actions. and condemn Hamas' efforts to build tunnels to infiltrate Israel and transport rockets into civilian areas.
It would be Hamas' first condemnation by the General Assembly, and Haley is expected to speak before the vote in the debate – which could eventually lead to
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to accuse. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon has also expressed hope that this would happen and told a small group of reporters last week that the Americans had negotiated the language with the European countries in order to seek their vital support.
But voting to be held in the General Assembly on Thursday afternoon could easily fail, especially as the Palestinians and their allies try to slow down the nudge in the last turn. Kuwait's ambassador told reporters Thursday that the Arab parliamentary group he is chairing this month is calling for two-thirds of the members to vote in favor of the resolution (which would normally require a simple majority). Such a high bar could condemn the resolution to failure.
A UN diplomat said a second pro-Palestinian amendment supported by Ireland could be brought into the chamber as part of the European Union's efforts to find a total solution to "balance" and ensure that countries vote for both resolutions can vote. This resolution would require a "just and lasting peace in the Middle East" and include a call "to end the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 …"
The fight for votes itself supports the arguments of the US and Israel the panel is uniquely anti-Israeli in its struggle to name a terrorist group by name, while regularly passing resolutions criticizing Israel. The US has argued that the UN has been biased against Israel for years, but has reinforced that argument during the Trump administration.
If the resolution goes through, this would be a final big accomplishment for Haley, who is deviating from her role as whales in January, and has made calling anti-Israeli bias one of the central features of her time at UN Security Council. President Trump made, not yet to name a successor to Haley.
Haley was the key actor in supporting the move, with a US official who said the US Mission had worked closely with the National Security Council, the White House, and the State Department.
Haley wrote ambassadors to the ambassadors this week, calling on them to vote for the resolution, with the General Assembly accepting more than a dozen resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue each year, but "one of these resolutions never mentions Hamas or others militant groups in the Gaza Strip. "
In the letter seen by Fox News She warned against possible attempts to disrupt the resolution with amendments from other countries and called on members to vote against the amendments "or other efforts to suppress the adoption of the text".
Danon agreed with Haley's emphasis on the importance of the resolution. and noted Hamas's efforts to convince Member States to vote against the US measure. Hamas had written to the President of the General Assembly urging the countries "to support international legitimacy to defend the right of peoples to defend themselves and thwart these aggressive American efforts."
"How do you dare the terrorist organization Hamas? Send a letter to the UN!" Danon told reporters on Tuesday. "It's a terrorist organization, it should be sentenced on Thursday and I think we will a majority of member states supporting this moral resolution. "
The US has been aggressive in its quest to change the status quo at the UN It has provided $ 360 million to the United Nations Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) defended its decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council US alleged anti-Israel bias is present in the body.
The pro-Palestinian countries, in turn, have stepped up to promote the Palestinian cause, the G77 – a bloc of 134 developing countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Cuba, China and Venezuela – have elevated "Palestine" to its leadership, increasing the possibility of a Palestinian application as an independent member state. something almost certainly vetoed by the US
Last month, as part of a series of anti-Israel resolutions, the General Assembly condemned the alleged "occupation" of the Golan Heights. The US voted against the move, a change from its decision to abstain in 2017.