UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions supporting Palestine

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Published: 2020-12-11 10:19

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 08:21


UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions supporting Palestine
UN General Assembly adopts six resolutions supporting Palestine

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly Thursday evening adopted six resolutions in favor of Palestine and the Palestinian people. The decision to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees was supported by 169 countries and only two voted against (the Israeli Occupation and the United States), with 62 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Kiribati, Madagascar, the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Palau).

As for the second resolution related to operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), 162 states voter for, four countries voted against (Canada, the Israeli Occupation, the Marshall Islands and the United States) and nine countries abstained from voting (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Solomon Islands).

The third resolution regarding Palestinian refugee properties and revenues from the UNRWA was supported by 160 countries, five countries voted against (Canada, the Israeli Occupation, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and the United States) and 12 abstained. The fourth resolution regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory was supported 150 countries, seven countries voted against (Canada, Hungary, the Israeli Occupation, Liberia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, and the United States), and 17 countries abstained from voting.