US proposal to condemn Hamas fails in UN vote

The UN Security Council voted down on Friday a US-written resolution condemning Hamas over the recent escalation of violence in Gaza.


The US was the only yes vote for the measure. The vote came after the US vetoed a Kuwaiti proposal to ask the secretary-general to propose ways to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians.


The Kuwaiti resolution also demanded a halt to the "the use of any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" by the IDF. The US said it was one-sided for not mentioning Hamas.


The US resolution deleted the references to Israeli force and protecting Palestinians. Instead, it demanded that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups stop "all violent activity and provocative actions" in Gaza.


פרסום ראשון: 06.02.18, 00:01