UN General Assembly unanimously condemns Israeli crimes

New York, June 14, IRNA - Member States of the United Nations General Assembly in their Wednesday Afternoon session unanimously condemned the crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the Palestinian citizens.

Some 120 countries voted in favor of a resolution proposed by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League in condemnation of the Zionist regime's illegal acts in the occupied lands and continuation of its occupation.

Only four countries including the United Sates and the Zionist regime voted against the resolution while 45 countries abstained.

Prior to the voting, the chair of the meeting called for inclusion of a US-proposed amendment in the draft resolution which condemned Hamas but the representative of Algeria as one of the main sponsors of the resolution opposed him arguing that such an amendment had not been on the agenda.

Eventually, the US proposed amendment draft was put to the vote. There were 62 votes in favor and 58 against and 42 abstentions. So, the chair of the meeting announced that the draft had not received enough votes to be included in the resolution.

The resolution besides condemning the crimes of the Zionist regime, called for attention to protecting civilians, observing humanitarian principles and human rights by all sides, denounced firing of rockets at urban areas in the occupied lands and called on the UN chief to devise a mechanism for protecting the Palestinian citizens.
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