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UN votes to condemn Israel's 'excessive force' against Gaza Protests

07:47 14-06-2018

UN votes to condemn Israel's 'excessive force' against Gaza Protests

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held its 10th emergency meeting, Wednesday on Israel's response to protests dubbed the 'Great Return March' along the border with Gaza. The UN voted to condemn Israel's excessive force, marked by the use of live ammunition, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

 

One hundred and twenty countries voted in favor of the resolution while 8 voted against it and 45 abstained. The meeting on the issue follows a similar one held on June 1, over a vote on a resolution to condemn Israel's use of force, often deadly force, against Palestinian demonstrators protesting for the right of return to their homeland. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley vetoed that resolution, proposed by Kuwait and proposed her own resolution in response but was unable to garner any backers.

 

In light of the US veto, representatives from Algeria and Turkey requested a continuation of the meeting, which was granted.



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