Daily Israel Report

UN Passes Anti-Israel Resolution

The UN General Assembly last night passed a Palestinian drafted resolution demanding an immediate end to IDF operations in Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza). The final version of the resolution condemned all acts of violence in Israel and Yesha, subtly equating PLO-sponsored terrorism with Israel’s military anti-terror efforts.
First Publish: 8/6/2002, 10:44 AM

The UN General Assembly last night passed a Palestinian drafted resolution demanding an immediate end to IDF operations in Yesha (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza). The final version of the resolution condemned all acts of violence in Israel and Yesha, subtly equating PLO-sponsored terrorism with Israel’s military anti-terror efforts.

The original draft accused Israel of carrying out war crimes against the Palestinian population. The wording of the resolution was toned down following strong opposition expressed by United States Ambassador John Negroponte who said that the session should have begun “by explicitly condemning terrorist organizations, like Hamas.” Referring to this week’s wave of PLO-sponsored terror that has left 13 Israelis dead, Negroponte added that the discussions held at last night’s special session were “out of step” with the reality of the events in Israel. The non-binding resolution passed by a vote of 114-4 with 11 nations abstaining. Those voting against were Israel, the United States, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.