Netanyahu and Haley highlight change at UN after majority vote in favor of draft resolution condemning Hamas; Trump to nominate Nauert to replace Haley; Haley: 87 countries said Hamas was a problem. The tide has changed. It is a new day at the UN.
Hamas praised the United Nations’ failure to pass a resolution sponsored by the United States condemning Hamas and its ongoing terror against the State of Israel.
While the resolution received a majority of votes, the draft resolution did not pass. 87 members voted in favor of the resolution, with 57 against and with 32 abstaining. A two-thirds majority rather than a simple majority was required for the resolution to pass after Kuwait requested a vote, which passed, to change the voting procedure.
Hamas official Khalil al-Haya referred to the resolution failing as a “victory” and an act of “resistance in spite of American bullying.” Both Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad released statements vowing to continue its resistance against the “Israeli occupation”.
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addressed the draft resolution, referring to the growing support for Israel and against Hamas at the UN stating, “87 countries said Hamas was a problem. The tide has changed. It is a new day at the UN.” Ahead of the vote, Haley spoke of the United Nations’ anti-Israel agenda, stating “The General Assembly has passed over 700 resolutions condemning Israel. And not one single resolution condemning Hamas. That, more than anything else, is a condemnation of the United Nations itself.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu also highlighted the majority-vote in favor of the resolution, releasing the statement “While [the resolution] did not achieve a two-thirds majority, this is the first time that a majority of countries have voted against Hamas and I commend each of the 87 countries that took a principled stand against Hamas. This is a very important achievement for the US and Israel. I thank the American administration and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for the initiative.”
Haley will finish her role as ambassador at the United Nations at the end of the year, President Trump confirming on Friday that he will nominate US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace her.
Amir gave a special update explaining why events in Gaza were always a smoke screen for Iranian activity in Syria and Lebanon.
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