UN General Assembly Plurality Supports U.S.-Sponsored Amendment Condemning Hamas

Noor the 33-year-old wife of Hani al-Laham an employee of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority government sits with her children in their shack home near the beach in Gaza City

Turkey said it welcomed the adoption of the resolution on the Protection of the Palestinian People in the United Nations General Assembly with a vast majority, in a development President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described as another major defeat for the United States.

With a significant majority, 120 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 45 abstained, and 7 joined Israel in voting against it: the United States, Australia, Togo, the Marshall islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia and Nauru.

There were 120 countries, who voted in favour of the resolution that deplored the use of "excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" by Israeli against Palestinians.

In the same development, Israel has condemned the vote as biased.

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Palestinians have held near-weekly protests since March 30, calling for a "right of return" to ancestral homes now in Israel.

Since Palestinians began demonstrating near the Israel-Gaza fence on March 30, 128 protesters have been killed - and thousands more injured - by Israeli army gunfire.

Rula Abu Dahu, the campaign's spokeswoman, told Middle East Eye: "Of course, the Israeli occupation, which controls land, sea and air, is responsible for the situation in Gaza, but we will not accept PA's sanctions on top of the Israeli siege". The United States called the resolution one-sided, saying it did not mention Hamas and accusing the group of initiating the violence.

"Given that extremists will continue the fight, Israel reserved the right to carry out in the region of the so-called "preventive operations" and to respond to any attacks in the address", - summed up, in particular, he said.

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In December 128 countries defied President Donald Trump and voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the USA to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

After several rounds of procedural voting, and delays over tallying votes, the U.S. text secured the support of 62 countries, with 58 against; coming up short of the two-thirds majority needed.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in Gaza and the United Nations has warned that a fourth conflict could be easily ignited.

Backed by Arab countries, the Palestinians had lobbied to win as many votes on the Gaza resolution as those cast in support of the measure condemning the U.S. decision on Jerusalem.

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"We will not stop flying our fire kites until the [Israeli] siege of Gaza is lifted", Mohamed, who did not reveal his last name for security reasons, said.

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