UN condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

 At least 120 Palestinians have died and thousands been injured in the Gaza Strip in the past 2 months , as Palestinians marched demanding the right to return to their homeland
At least 120 Palestinians have died and thousands been injured in the Gaza Strip in the past 2 months , as Palestinians marched demanding the right to return to their homeland

The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory.

The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favor, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member U.N. Security Council earlier this month.

The General Assembly text condemned the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. General Assembly resolutions are not legally binding but carry political weight.

 “The nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day. It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of the Hamas terrorists who routinely initiate the violence in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote.
The United States failed in a bid to amend the resolution with a paragraph that would have condemned violence by Hamas.

“By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organization, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas,” Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon told the General Assembly before the vote.

Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Togo joined Israel and the United States in voting against the resolution.

More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30. The largest number of deaths occurred on May 14, the day the United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Amid international condemnation of its use of lethal force, Israel said many of the dead were militants and that the Israeli army was repelling attacks on the border fence between Israel and Gaza. Washington has maintained Israel’s right to defend itself and refrained from joining calls for Israeli restraint.

Palestinians and their supporters said most protesters were unarmed civilians and Israel used excessive force against them.

“We need protection of our civilian population,” Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour told the General Assembly before the vote, adding that the resolution was “intended to contribute to a de-escalation of the volatile situation.”

“We cannot remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people,” Mansour said.

The resolution asked Guterres to report back within 60 days on proposals “on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation, including … recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”

In December 128 countries defied President Donald Trump and voted in favor of a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


  • Y K

    “UN condemns Israel”

    Dog bites man. An item worthy of the front page! 🙂

  • vs

    ⋂N Intersected Nations

  • anno dazumal

    What is the point of creating a resolutions at the General Assembly where they are not legally binding?

    Some 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30.

    I doubt if they are the last ones to be killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests.

    • Arzna

      This is very significant resolution , since it exposes what is wrong in this world . None of the major powers should be allowed to veto Security council resolutions. The resolution clearly shows the whole world condemns what Israel is doing to the Palestinians

      • vs

        95% of whole world population are just so stupid as You, Arzna. Only 5% are smart

        • Arzna

          What happened to you .Ukrainians are nice people and you were always kind of polite with me .
          Did you count yourself among the 5 % smart people ?LOL

          • vs

            i’m not count myself to smart 5%, but i hope i can control my stupidity and i can understand even wisdom and can even use wisdom. Start to learn, FaLIEstinians are 4 June 1967 KGB Orabistinians

          • Arzna

            I think you should go back to Ukraine. That is where you and millions other belong. Occupations never lasted forever . Every dog has its day!!! Be wise and go back

          • vs

            You are hitlerist, Arzna. Even capable a bit to learn, understand, share

          • vs

            Not enough to Orabistinians occupate Africa, all ME, Eurape, they want Land of Israel

          • vs
          • vs

            Shame on You, Arzna, silly cow upvoting You

          • Arzna

            You are jealous ! lol !
            Smart people know I am right .
            You already admitted you are not smart
            So I don’t expect an upvote from you
            It is your problem , not mine
            Deal with it !!!

          • vs

            I’m not jealous. Why? I can be stupid, can be very smart, even wise. There were reasons for me to be very smart. Sometimes i’m upvoting Your good comments, You are not like this Canadian silly cow. Are You Lebanese?

          • Arzna

            I am a strong believer in 2 state solution where Israelis and Palestinians can live in harmony as good neighbors . It doesn’t need visionaries to figure out the huge benefits for both the people of Israel and Palestine .
            What is happening today is wrong. Both need smarter politicians who can take bolder decisions . In the end every conflict should be resolved peacefully at a negotiating table . This is not the first nor the last conflict the world has witnessed or will witness in the future. The main criteria here is people should be able to forgive and forget .
            Think about what happened to the Jews in Germany 75 to 80 years ago and yet Germany today is the home of the fourth-largest Jewish community in Europe.

          • vs
          • vs

            “Peaceful” Arzna rather friend of HA can fool none. He want me Jew back to Ukraine like Nasrallah. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Just usual Orabistinian

          • Arzna

            You need to go back to school this time not to Ukraine to really understand what I wrote . History will prove I am 100 % right

          • vs

            Wolf in sheep’s clothing, i see You are false Nasralla friend Orabistinian. Self-confident id*ot. You can fool me no more

          • vs

            Self-confident id*ot. History was, now is and will prove your liberal fundamentalism is mental cancer and mental masturbation 100% fake

          • vs

            Snotter, what knowledge You can teach me, Taqiya?

          • Niemals

            Seriously Arzna, you sound like Sayyed Nasrallah telling Israelis: “Return to Your Homelands, or Great War Will Liberate Entire Palestine”.

            The newcomers we have – mostly muslims, created Germany’s political crisis over asylum.
            Seehofer could succeed what Chancellor candidate of other parties failed: He could usher in the end of the era Merkel. Ironically, her Minister of the Interior challenges her in the refugee question. Not for the first time.

            What would you say if we told all Muslims in Germany to “Return to Your Homelands”?

            Kanzlerin Angela Merkel might be thinking that Groundhog Day has set in.
            Its not the first time in the last few years, that Horst Seehofer (CSU), is proving more troublesome than political bedfellows are supposed to be.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a03f4fe35009f792da84a1c2072af90c09a29a3328d71631508b140fd24a0649.jpg Der bayerische Löwe
            At the CSU party conference in Munich in November 2015, the Bavarian governing party demanded an upper limit for the refugees who had been forced into the country for a few months. But the Kanzlerin – visiting the CDU sister party – did not want to get stuck on it.
            Then Seehofer pulped her publicly: The consent population is “not to have in the long run if we do not come to an upper limit.”

          • Hind Abyad
          • Arzna

            There is a huge difference between the emigration from Ukraine and the rest of Eastern Europe to Israel and the emigration from Syria to Germany . The first was done by choice and the second by force.
            The Syrian emigrants in Germany did not displace the Germans and did not steal and occupy land that is not theirs .

          • vs

            Id*ot 21 % Israeli population are Orabistinians, Bedouins, Druzes etc. Don’t steal stupidity from silly cow Abyad

          • Niemals

            There are no differences in emigration.
            Emigration of Jews to Israel takes place in a procedure that is organized, and not against immigration rules that the Israeli state applies.

            There is no relocation from Syria to the EU, it is escaping from the civil war.

            I detest when some people mix ideological values with reality.

            You are a strong believer in 2 state solution where Israelis and Palestinians can live in harmony as good neighbors, still you tell vs “I think you should go back to Ukraine.”
            As far I understand VS moved to the state of Israel recently, not before this state didn’t existed. vs did it within the legal parameters.

            I completely agree with you that what is happening today is completely wrong.
            In November 4th, 1995 the politicians who could take bolder decisions ceased to exist. Since than I don’t believe anymore that 2 state solution will ever occur under my lifetime.

            The Jewish community in Germany is constantly growing with new immigration from Israel – most of those Israelis stay i Berlin
            What happened to the Jews in Europe in the 1930-45, didn’t take place ONLY in Germany. However history is repeating itself, this time with the help of fanatic muslims.
            Like the Egyptian Alhadath Alyoum TV channel on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, TV host Ahmad Suleiman called the Holocaust “the greatest lie in history” and “that nonsense story invented by the Jews” for extortion purposes. He further said that Britain and the U.S. spread rumors about the extent of the Nazi massacres and about the annihilation of East European Jewry to serve their own economic and political interests.

            What is the importance that Germany today is the home of the fourth-largest Jewish community in Europe?

          • Arzna

            You seem to have missed the whole point about emigration and coexistence that I stressed in my comment .

            I was talking about the conditions under which people emigrated .
            In the case of the Syrians they were forced to escape , while those that emigrated from Ukraine to Israel did so by choice and at will and can return without any security risks.

            You ask : What is the importance that Germany today is the home of the fourth-largest Jewish community in Europe?
            This is all about forgiving and forgetting , the basic rule for coexistence . Despite what happened they both were able to forgive and forget and live in harmony

          • Niemals

            I don’t think that I missed the whole point about emigration and coexistence that you stressed in your comment.

            Those that emigrated from Ukraine to Israel did so by choice based on the fact that Ukraine is a haven of Antisemitism https://de.rt.com/1dnd (RT.com)

            A significant remark by many is that Israel consists of East European Jews, not a word about Jews from western hemisphere, how come?
            It would be wonderful if it was all about forgiving and forgetting, it is the official version – the reality on the streets is different, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcc30e3a8916eb6e3f209b029c8bdfed6bf47577396c5c999139cbbb1bac9b93.jpg “There is an anti-Jewish cross front”

            Your “Despite what happened they both were able to forgive and forget and live in harmony” is in practice Insults, rioting, beatings Anti-Jewish insults, attacks on synagogues, brutal attacks.
            Anti-Semitism is still prevalent in Germany – and Jews are the victims of attacks.
            The perpetrators are often neo-Nazis, but also Muslims.
            But it also starts when drunken teenagers animate a buddy to drink with the saying “Oh, be no Jew!”.

            Stop with your basic rule for coexistence https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/986574054743269377

          • Niemals

            vs can return without any security risks….
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d89cecd0d310da84005b94d25037019722c72027eea9716427dd62e49f15506e.jpg In January 2017, thousands of Ukrainian nationalists marched in Kiev chanting “Jews out” in German while celebrating the birthday of Stepan Bandera.

          • Hind Abyad

            As usual.. propagandists diverting attention from subject of the thread.
            ‘How the Israel Lobby Protected Ukrainian Neo-Nazis
            Rep. John Conyers wanted to block U.S. funding to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. But the ADL and Simon Wiesenthal Center refused to help.’
            ‘Israel Backs Fascist Putsch, Supports neo-Nazi anti-Semitic Forces in Ukraine’

          • Arzna
          • Niemals

            I am fully aware of the Russian propaganda machine, that’s why I presented it.
            Separatist leader Sachartchenko castigated the Kiev leadership as “miserable Jews”. Anti-Semitic discrediting is part of the ideological repertoire of Great Russian extremists.

            Putin’s cynical game with the Jews in Ukraine – Disguised as a concern for the Ukrainian Jews, Russia is conducting propaganda aimed at harming the Kiev government.
            However anti-Semitism has not increased.

            Nobody should be surprised that there is anti-Semitism in Ukraine. However, it seems that anti-Semitic abuses there – unlike Western Europe – just do not increase.

            Jewish groups in Ukraine are convinced that at least some anti-Semitic attacks, for example against synagogues in the Crimea and in the city of Zaporizhzhya in the southeast of Ukraine, are in fact in the hands of pro-Russian provocateurs.
            The attackers wanted to spread fear among the local Jews and incite the world public against the new government, they say.

            We should ask vs why he decided to move to Israel.

          • vs

            my Jew grand mother and grandfather were communists like also mother and father, so were O.K. in Soviet Union. But i was registered as Russian in passport (mistake?)
            I moved to Israel when my wife was pregnant, for better life for my daughter. My wife and so my daughter are not Jews but equal respected in Israel now. I’m not working 12 years and “earning” twice-triple-four average salary in Russia-Ukraine. Arzna can ask Israeli Orabians where is better place

          • Niemals

            If Putin and his team continue to fuel the bitterness of the population over the loss of the Soviet empire, ethnic resentment and dull nationalism will increase.

            They could lead to even more anti-Semitic hostility. If sanctions also dampen the economy in Russia, you can guess three times what the usual scapegoat would be. ✡️…

            Such a Russia will be far more dangerous to minorities, including Jews than Ukraine, where the forces of democracy and pluralism are just counterbalancing such demons.

          • vs

            Russians propaganda against Jews are second after propaganda against Ukrainians, Georgians

          • Hind Abyad
          • Niemals

            What penalty would YOU award this 19-year-old syrian asylum seeker that admits attack on Israeli in Berlin?

            The attack in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg had caused nationwide outrage – high-ranking politicians as well as Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) were affected.
            The victims, one of whom shot the video, were not in fact Jewish.
            One of them, who identified himself as Adam, spoke to DW in April about the incident and explained that the kippah had been a gift from a friend who had told him it was “unsafe” to wear out in the open.

            Furthermore, the 19-year-old syrian stated that he had never hit anyone before.
            However, it turned out that apparently also in Brandenburg Cottbus a criminal case for assault against him.
            In Brandenburg, the man was assigned to a refugee shelter, but held according to prosecutor without a permanent residence in Berlin.


          • Niemals

            Very often the Syrian that passed the German border done it unlawful, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/727b4e76801e2e8b4b443ff1b9909ffeb1af904e8a0187ca4dfc3835d106b199.jpg and that is because Angela Merkel (abolished) disrupt the EU’s Dublin immigration system (2015) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c93480ee79cd12398620d5003887a1a37782b68e207c73f7b45178ba20c18865.jpg Now Angela Merkel buys time in government crisis over asylum.
            The CSU gives the CDU leader a deadline for a European solution until after the EU summit in late June.
            The rejections are from the CSU point of view, in particular to asylum seekers who are already registered in another EU country. These are then expected to be rejected from the beginning of July, if the EU summit brings no “equivalent effect” result, said Seehofer. The Minister of the Interior wants to make the preparations in his own words but already.
            Now to your ‘knowledge’ about Syrian emigrants in Germany that “did not displace the Germans”, they did.
            Many germans lost their jobs when a hotel they worked in was ‘confiscated’ by the BAMF in order to make place for the refuges.

            Interior Minister Seehofer fires BAMF boss, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), there are personnel at the highest level like Jutta Cordt must go….

  • vs

    UN excessive Israeli concentration out of context

  • Hind Abyad

    “Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Togo joined Israel and the United States in voting against the resolution.”;-)) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a18f8abf7a02aa5edf44a6525dc03d0ba11cfb40f1daa202e4c6b7096b6fe954.jpg

    • vs

      You can fool none (only may be Arzna) infosharmuta silly cow

  • Niemals

    The Arabs are inventive. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af65f543bbe7c1317d71ee45d54ee91f0e2aadfca5dd4b8a9dbb33b9408a3f7b.png
    The kites with swastika and fire bombs was sent to Israel on Hitler’s
    birthday, however, no German media reported it….

    In recent months, the Muslim criminal terrorist organization Hamas has sent hundreds of dragons and balloons with fire bombs across the border to Israel and burned hundreds of hectares of farmland, buildings and nature conservation areas.

    In addition to harming Israeli citizens, Hamas continues to exploit and expose its own people to terror.

  • vs