Israel, Politics

UN General Assembly Condemns Beit Hanoun Killings

The AP reports,

The U.N. General Assembly called for an end to Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip on Friday, overwhelmingly passing a resolution in an emergency special session the Israeli ambassador blasted as a “farce” and a “circus.”
The Arab League had asked for the session after the United States vetoed a similar, but watered-down U.N. Security Council draft resolution against Israel’s actions last weekend – its second veto on the matter this year.
There are no vetoes in the 192-member General Assembly and the chamber’s resolutions are nonbinding, considered more a reflection of international opinion.
The resolution passed Friday by a vote of 156 to 7, with six abstentions. The U.S., Israel and Australia voted against the document, while all the European Union members supported it after last-minute changes were made to soften the tone.

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