Shame on you, said Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, calling the General Assembly’s vote on the resolution calling for a “humanitarian truce” a “disgrace.” Hamas, in turn, welcomed the resolution. The document does not condemn the attacks committed by the Palestinian terrorist organization on October 7.
General Assembly UN adopted a resolution, initiated by Arab states, calling for a “humanitarian truce” in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian Hamas. This is the first document adopted by the UN in response to the conflict.
120 countries voted in favor of the resolution, while 14 were against. Poland and 44 other countries abstained from voting. Those who voted against included: United StatesIsrael, HungaryAustria and The czech republic.
– Shame on you, said Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, on Friday, calling it a “disgrace” the General Assembly’s vote on a resolution that calls for a “humanitarian truce” but does not mention Hamas.
“This is a black day for the UN and humanity,” Erdan said, and assured that Israel would continue to use “all means” at its disposal to “free the world from the evil that Hamas represents” and “bring the hostages home.”
According to an Israeli diplomat, the vote showed that the majority of the international community “prefers to support Nazi terrorists instead of Israel.”
“We welcome the resolution of the UN General Assembly calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and call for its immediate implementation to provide fuel and humanitarian assistance to the civilian population,” Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, said in a statement.
UN resolution calling for a “humanitarian truce”
The text of the resolution calls for “an immediate, lasting and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of fighting,” as well as for all parties to respect the principles of international law, including the protection of civilians, schools and hospitals. Countries also called for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
However, it did not condemn the Hamas attacks of October 7. The representative of Pakistan, one of the 22 countries submitting the resolution, explained that such a text was missing because Israel was not condemned by name, and its occupation of Palestine was the “original sin” and the main cause of the conflict.
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