147 nations call to halt ‘aid’ to Israeli settlements

Source: Jerusalem Post

At the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, they approved a resolution which called on the international community not to “render aid or assistance to illegal settlement activities.”

Some 147 United Nations member states, including the European Union, have called to halt all aid to West Bank settlements, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to annex the Jordan Valley.

At the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, they approved a resolution which called on the international community not to “render aid or assistance to illegal settlement activities, including not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories.”

The resolution, called “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine,” was meant to also apply to east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

It also disavowed Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem, a territory which Israel seized from Jordan during the Six Day War in 1967 and which it formally annexed in 1980.

The resolution was one of anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian texts the UNGA approved. They are the first in a slew of 20 such annual resolutions which the UNGA is expected to approve this month.

Only seven member nations opposed the measure and 13 abstained. Last year the text was approved 156-8 with 12 abstentions. All 28 European Union member states approved the resolution.

Countries that opposed it this year and last, included Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and the United States. Kiribati, which opposed it in 2018, was absent from the room this year.

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2 replies

  1. Unfortunately, the United Nations has very little, if any, influence where it concerns Israel or the United States. But I’m pleased to see that the European Union countries seem to be united in their approval of the resolution. In the meantime Israel continues with its expansion programme, continuing to steal more land belonging to others.

    • Unfortunately the resolutions of the UN General Assembly are all ‘non-binding’. Only the decisions of the UN Security Council have some weight, where the USA has a veto right. (and other permanent members).

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