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UN condemns Israel most in 2020, 3 times rest of world

December 24, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Israeli soldiers look at a Palestinian boy as he waits by the wall for Israeli settlers touring the old city and market of Hebron in the occupied West Bank to pass, on December 21, 2019 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) condemned Israel the most during 2020, according to a report by UN Watch this week, a Geneva-based non-governmental organisation that monitors the performance of the UN, Anadolu Agency reports.

With its two resolutions criticising Israel last week, the UNGA brought its total number of resolutions against it to 17 — which was almost three times compared to the rest of the world standing at six.

While pro-Israeli activists criticise the UN for routinely adopting decisions against the Zionist state, one of the resolutions involves Israel for exploiting the natural resources of Palestinians in the West Bank and Syrians in the Golan Heights.

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That resolution in November states “deeply concerned that Israel has not withdrawn from the Syrian Golan, which has been under occupation since 1967…” and stresses “the illegality of the Israeli settlement construction and other activities in the occupied Syrian Golan since 1967.”

Another resolution in October says it is imperative to resolve the issue of the Palestine refugees and urges both sides to deal with Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues within the peace negotiations.

UNGA resolutions are non-binding, but they carry symbolic importance in world affairs.