UN General Assembly adopts pro-Palestine resolution

After rejecting the US-backed anti-Palestinian resistance resolution, the General Assembly voted on Thrusday night on another text dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The brief resolution, proposed by Ireland, called for “the achievement, without delay, of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions,” including Resolution 2334.

It also demanded “an end to the Israeli occupation” and reaffirmed the assembly’s “unwavering support… for the two-State solution of Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security within recognized borders, based on the pre-1967 borders.

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It was passed with 156 “yes” votes, six “no” votes and 12 abstentions.

Danny Danon, the Israeli ambassador to the UN, dismissed the text as “an anti-Israel resolution.”

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Prior to this resolution, the UNGA rejected a US-drafted resolution that criminalises the Palestinian resistance, which is guaranteed by the international law, against the Israeli occupation.