The Assembly voted 87 votes in favor, 57 against and 33 abstentions to condemn the Palestinian faction dedicated to the destruction of Israel. However, in a recent vote, the Assembly had decided that the Hamas resolution would require two-thirds of the nations present to ratify it, and the votes did not exceed this required level.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley, whose defense of Israel has been a signature during her nearly two-year run, has worked hard for European countries and others, along with Washington, to condemn Hamas, launching rockets into Israel and inciting "violence "to have the civilians in danger. She has only a few weeks left as US Ambassador to the UN.
"I would like to take a personal moment and ask my Arab brothers and sisters: Is hatred so strong?" She asked before the vote of the meeting. "Is hatred of Israel so strong that you are defending a terrorist organization that directly harms the Palestinian people, is not it time to let it go? It is not true for true peace and security throughout the region." is it time for both sides to let it go? "
In a statement, Hamas thanked the countries that voted against the measure and called for" all states that supported the Israeli occupation and the Trump government to show their attitude to reconsider and correct your historical and great guilt towards the Palestinian people. "
Hamas said the resolution's failure was" a major failure of the 'bullying policy' of the Trump government adopted in the region. "[1
Following the vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded the "overwhelming majority" of countries that voted in favor of drafting the conviction.
"While it was not possible to achieve a two-thirds majority, this is the first time that a majority of countries have voted against Hamas, and I recommend each of the 87 countries that have opposed Hamas in principle," said he. 19659002] "This is a very important achievement for the US and Israel," Netanyahu said. "I thank the US government and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for the initiative."
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Liberation Organization celebrated the failure of the resolution and said that the world faces the Palestinians. "The prudent PLO policy, which has been struggling and still struggling to realize our people's hopes and aspirations for freedom and independence, will remain the guardian of the national project," said PLO President Mahmoud Abbas, spokesman. Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a statement. "The victory will take so long next to the Palestinian right."
Haley said the UN General Assembly votes 20 times in a year against a resolution Israel rejects. She asks if the United Nations, an organization dedicated to world peace, considers terrorism acceptable if and only if it is directed against Israel. Mansour al-Otaibi, Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN, said if the Israelis "The occupation of the Palestinians would end, this resolution would not be necessary."
Haley proposed the use of a two-thirds majority for the passage of the Hamas resolution She accused the assembly of a double standard because she had used a simple majority for other decisions. "This is a decision that merely serves to disrupt the adoption of the US resolution," Haley said.