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Israel most condemned country at UN in 2018

December 31, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Activists in New York stage a rally condemning Israel’s attack on Palestinians on 14 May, 2018 [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

Israel was the most condemned country at the UN in 2018 with the General Assembly passing at least 20 resolutions against Tel Aviv for human rights abuses, illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian territory and its continued occupation of East Jerusalem says Anadolu Agency.

At least six efforts passed at the end of November sought to draw attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a separate resolution passed in December renewed condemnation of the US’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The resolutions passed this year further voice support for long-stalled efforts to achieve a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while separately condemning Israel’s continued occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights.

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A US-led effort to condemn Hamas, which it described as a “terrorist organization,” failed to gain sufficient traction within the General Assembly.

The resolution was spearheaded by Nikki Haley, the US’s outgoing UN envoy. She said the UN has condemned Israel at least 500 times over the years.

Who is to blame for Gaza? – Cartoon [Carlos Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor]