US sponsored anti-Hamas resolution defeated at the United Nations

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Arab nations outmaneuvered the United States at the UN to defeat a resolution it sponsored condemning Hamas by requiring a two-thirds majority for it to pass, rather than the simple majority it received. However, a counter-motion proposed by Ireland calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of lands seized after the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six Day War, passed in the General Assembly with an overwhelming support on Thursday in a setback for Washington, which found itself isolated with only five others joining it to vote against this resolution. India voted for the Irish resolution and abstained on the US resolution on Hamas but voted with Washington against the procedural requirement for a two-thirds majority. US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley pushed hard for the anti-Hamas resolution that was to have capped her two-year campaign in support of Israel and against its foes before she leaves her cabinet-level post at the end of the year. The resolution sought to condemn “Hamas for

Source: US sponsored anti-Hamas resolution defeated at the United Nations

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