• Opposition to US resolution shows legitimacy of Hamas:  Palestinian movements

Palestinian movements called the rejection of US proposed anti-Palestinian draft resolution at the UN General Assembly, an indication of the legitimacy of the Palestinian cause.

Iran PressMiddle EastA US-sponsored draft resolution aimed at condemning Palestinian resistance group, Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly  failed to gain a majority vote.

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Friday called, rejection of US anti Palestinian draft resolution, a hard slap on the face of Washington and Tel Aviv, Iran press reported.

Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said on Friday that the rejection of a US anti-Palestinian draft resolution at the UN General Assembly was an indicative of the legitimacy of the Palestinian cause and a hard slap on the face of Washington and Tel Aviv.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad also hailed the efforts by the countries, organizations and groups supporting Palestinian resistance in the UN voting.

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In its Thursday evening session, the UN General Assembly did not give the required two-thirds majority votes to the US proposed draft. Out of all those member states present at the session, 87 members voted in favor of the resolution, 57 voted against, with 33 abstentions so that the US proposed draft condemning Hamas failed to gain the required votes to be passed.

The US had originally called for a simple majority vote, but the world body opted for a two-third majority instead after a narrow 75-72 vote, with 26 abstentions.

The resolution attempted to condemn Hamas for carrying out rocket attacks against the Zionist regime and using "airborne incendiary devices" against Israelis living in occupied Palestinian lands.

The resolution came weeks after Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups fired over 400 rockets into Israel during a two-day flare-up of violence.

 Davoud Shahab, Islamic Jihad Movement's spokesman said that the failure of the US plan at the United Nations was a hard slap on the face of the US and the Zionist regime that tend to spread lies in international tribunes.

He criticized those countries that voted in favor of the US draft, saying they will feel ashamed for their hypocrisy, fear and disregard for truth.

Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum also thanked those countries that helped the Palestinians in the voting and said that they actually supported justice and defended the right.105/205

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Dec 07, 2018 14:24 Asia/Tehran
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