On December 6, the UN General Assembly voted in a US led resolution to condemn Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza Strip for their ongoing terrorist activities which have claimed thousands of lives and directly caused millions of Palestinians within the strip to suffer at the expense of their genocidal objectives.
While votes to condemn Israel in resolutions rife with falsehoods and inaccuracies pass without effort, the one to get just one condemnation of the terrorist group failed to get the required 2/3 majority. This is despite Nikki Haley’s valiant fight in what was her swan song as US ambassador to the UN.
When put on a world map, this is what the votes looked like:
87 voted in favour of the condemnation, 57 against and 33 abstentions. At least 118 yeses were needed for the resolution to pass.
Despite its failure to pass, the vote at the UN puts Hamas on the UN radar. And will hopefully bring further resolutions to condemn its terror activities.
After the vote, asking the Arab League members, Nikki Haley asked, “Is the hatred against Israel so strong that you’ll defend a terrorist organization? Isn’t it time to let that go?”
We think so, and we hope the hatred will one day dissipate.