The General Assembly’s resolution was sharply denounced by Israel’s UN ambassador, Gilad Erdan, who described it as unfair, hypocritical, and pro-Hamas. 153 countries supported the resolution, which was put out by Jordan on behalf of the Arab group; 10 countries abstained.
The resolution’s emphasis on holding Israel accountable for the violence in Gaza, according to Erdan, promoted a false narrative and ignored Hamas’s role as an armed terrorist group that fires thousands of missiles into Israeli citizens.
According to Al Jazeera, Erdan emphasized Israel’s stance of acting in self-defense against indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks from Hamas, aimed at destroying Israel.
He accused Jordan of bias towards Hamas and attempting to undermine Israel’s security. Despite the conflict, Erdan highlighted Israel’s humanitarian assistance to Gaza through the Erez crossing, expressing Israel’s commitment to not imposing a blockade or denying basic rights to the people of Gaza.
The ambassador maintained that ending the war without addressing the underlying issues would empower Hamas to continue its aggression.
Erdan emphasized the need for a political solution based on mutual recognition and respect to achieve lasting peace and stability in the region.
Other Israeli officials echoed this sentiment during the emergency special session of the General Assembly, asserting that Hamas seeks territorial expansion through violence and warning against counterproductive measures like imposing a ceasefire or sanctions on Israel.….CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>