Israeli PM Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

Israeli PM Netanyahu hails UN Hamas vote despite defeat

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and her Israeli counterpart blasted the United Nations for its failure Thursday to condemn rocket attacks by Palestinian terror group Hamas.

Calling for U.N. members to support the move ahead of the vote, Haley pointed to the many U.N. General Assembly resolutions criticizing Israel and said such a statement on Hamas would be an opportunity for the U.N.to "right a historic wrong" by correcting its "awful record" of passing resolutions against Israel.

"What the United Nations chooses to do today will speak volumes about each country's seriousness when it comes to condemning antisemitism, because there is nothing more antisemitic than saying terrorism is not terrorism when it's used against the Jewish people and the Jewish state", Haley added. "Because there is nothing more anti-Semitic than saying terrorism is not terrorism when it's used against the Jewish people and the Jewish state".

"The General Assembly has passed over 700 resolutions condemning Israel and not one single resolution condemning Hamas", she declared.

"While it 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".

"The draft condemnation of Hamas in the UN General Assembly received a sweeping majority by countries that stood against Hamas", Netanyahu said.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party is deadlocked in a bitter rivalry with Hamas, also praised the resolution's defeat saying: "The Palestinian presidency will not allow for the condemnation of the national Palestinian struggle".

US President Donald Trump has chose to name State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the ambassador to the United Nations, a source.

The U.S. attempt to condemn Hamas and demand that the militant group stop firing rockets into Israel, using "airborne incendiary devices" and putting civilians at risk sparked a Palestinian-backed amendment sponsored by Bolivia.

"She would like to go out with something", said a Security Council diplomat of the USA -drafted resolution.

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"The question before us now is whether the United Nations thinks terrorism is acceptable if, and only if, it is directed against Israel", she told the assembly.

An Irish resolution, meanwhile, entitled "Comprehensive, Just, and Lasting Peace in the Middle East", easily passed with 156 votes in favor to six against with 12 abstentions.

Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters that "rejecting the American drafted resolution against the resistance represents a blow to the American administration and reaffirms the legitimacy of the resistance". Worldwide consensus has been that Jerusalem's status must be negotiated between the two sides.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the resolution had been hijacked by this procedural decision.

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said that the resolution had been a chance for "UN redemption" and that those who had voted against it "should be ashamed of themselves".

Last month saw a flare-up of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Haley, who steps down from her post at the end of the year, has repeatedly accused the United Nations of having an anti-Israel bias.

Denouncing the vote, Haley asked her "Arab brothers and sisters" to "let go" of their "hatred of Israel", later adding that "both sides" would do well to "let this go".

That was because the Palestinians and their supporters wanted a vote instead on a short rival resolution sponsored by Ireland that included the exact language of the amendment.

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