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U.N. General Assembly Passes Resolution Demanding Israel ‘Ceasefire’, Fails to Mention Hamas

The United Nations General Assembly is a body in which all member states participate, with an overwhelming passed it On Tuesday, a resolution calling on Israel to end its war with the genocidal terrorist group Hamas was introduced, and two amendments to condemn the terrorists were rejected.

The resolution marks Israel's war against Hamas since October 7, when Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, slaughtering 1,200 people, abducting 250 others, and committing atrocities including mass rape, torture and murder. This is the second time at the general meeting that this topic has been addressed. Acts of desecrating young children such as infants and corpses.

The General Assembly adopted a similar measure in late October, which also stopped short of condemning Hamas, but called on it not to protect Israel from a repeat of its October 7 crimes against humanity.

Demonstrators protest outside the United Nations as the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on December 12, 2023 in New York City. (Kenna Betancourt/VIEWpress/Getty)

The most powerful international organization, the UN Security Council, has been unable to make public statements regarding Hamas genocide due to the veto powers of its permanent members, especially Russia, which has vetoed US-led UN Security Council resolutions. I'm having a hard time getting it out. It insufficiently condemned Israel while introducing a pro-Hamas resolution that the Security Council rejected.

The Security Council finally passed a resolution in mid-November calling for an “extension of the urgent humanitarian moratorium” in the Gaza Strip, but it failed to condemn Hamas for the October 7 terrorist attack. .

The document on Monday was supported by 153 of the 193 members of the General Assembly. Only 10 countries voted against the resolution, including Israel, the United States, Paraguay, Guatemala and Liberia. In addition, 23 countries, mainly European powers such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy, abstained from voting.

The resolution calls for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire,” meaning an end to Israeli counterterrorism operations and for Hamas to rebuild and prepare for another attack. It also demands the “unconditional release of all hostages” who are said to be still being held in Gaza, the Hamas stronghold, and includes ambiguous language urging state parties to abide by international law, which the United Nations has no enforcement mechanism for. include.

Hamas is not mentioned at all in this document. The Austrian government tried to amend the resolution calling for Hamas, specifically the release of the hostages, but the General Assembly voted against it.The US also tried to pass an amendment specifically condemning Hamas for the October 7 atrocities; We're screwed.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan speaks passionately condemned The General Assembly excluded Hamas from the resolution, accusing it of trying to block military operations aimed at stopping terrorism.

“Not only does it not accuse Hamas of crimes against humanity, it doesn't even mention Hamas at all,” Erdan lamented. He also condemned calls for a ceasefire, saying that a ceasefire in Gaza would only mean “ensuring the survival of Hamas and ensuring the survival of the genocidal terrorists who worked to annihilate Israel and the Jewish people. ” he emphasized.

On December 12, 2023, protesters gather in New York City as the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. (Photo credit: Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Gettys)

There is no sign that Israel will suspend its counterterrorism operations in response to this resolution. Following the passage of a General Assembly resolution in late October that used the term “humanitarian ceasefire” instead of “ceasefire,” President Erdan said, “Israel will not cease operations until Hamas' terrorist capabilities are destroyed and the hostages are returned.” ” he declared. …and the only way to destroy Hamas is to drive them out of their tunnels and underground cities of terror. ”

The United Nations has a history of anti-Israel bigotry and anti-Semitism that developed long before October 7th. For example, the general meeting Already used They spent more than half of their time on the 2022 resolution condemning Israel, but less than half their time on the rest of the world combined.

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who chaired the United Nations' Congressional Hearing on Antisemitism, said in November that “the United Nations recognizes that antisemitism, including its most egregious and violent forms, There is no doubt that it is a legitimizing presence.” At the hearing, experts detailed the UN's outrageous actions and statements by senior government officials condemning Israel, but there was no similar outrage against heinous human rights violators such as North Korea and China.

Of particular concern is Francesca Albanese, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine, who has made overtly anti-Semitic statements and has a history of collaborating with Hamas.

An exhibit showing the results of the United Nations General Assembly's vote on the resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza held in New York City on December 12, 2023. (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress)

“Before she was appointed, we reported to the council “Albanians have repeatedly equated the suffering of Palestinians with the Nazi Holocaust and accused Israel of war crimes, apartheid and genocide,” Hillel Neuer, head of the monitoring group UN Watch, told parliament. . “In a 2014 Facebook post, she wrote that America was being ‘conquered by the Jewish lobby.’…Last November, she spoke at a Hamas conference and said, ‘You have the right to resist. There is.''

Since October 7, Albanonians have declared that the right of self-defense against Israeli terrorism “does not exist” and that Gaza residents should “return” to Israel, suggesting the dissolution of the Gaza state.

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