US-Authored Anti-Hamas Resolution Thwarted at UN, but Israel Hails Growing Support as ‘Historic Achievement’

A US-authored resolution condemning the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas won a plurality of votes in the UN General Assembly on Thursday, but a procedural move initiated by its opponents thwarted its passage.

While 87 countries backed the motion, compared to 57 that rejected it (with 33 abstentions), it did not meet a 2/3 majority requirement that was put in place — with the support of a group of Arab nations — just before the vote.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon nevertheless hailed the vote as a “historic achievement” — in that a “record number” of countries got behind an anti-Hamas resolution.

The last time the US put forth a motion condemning Hamas, in June, the vote was 62-58 in favor, with 42 abstentions — a smaller plurality that also failed to reach a 2/3 threshold.

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