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UN fails to pass resolution condemning Hamas

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The on Thursday failed to pass a resolution condemning the activities of the Palestinian group, Hamas, and other militant groups in Gaza, which was presented by the

Although a large number of UN member states voted in favour of the resolution, it failed to achieve a two-thirds majority that was required for it to pass.

The resolution condemned for "repeatedly firing rockets into and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk", and for its use of resources in to construct military infrastructure, including tunnels, to "infiltrate and equipment to launch rockets into civilian areas," the UN said in a statement.

The resolution failed to pass in the UN as it required further engagement by the body's and the UN for the Peace Process in efforts to de-escalate the situation in

Before the vote, the US Permanent to the UN, Nikki Haley, underlined that in spite of over 500 resolutions condemning Israel, a resolution condemning was never adopted.

The resolution was met with fierce opposition by Iran, Palestine and a handful of countries.

While asserted that has not respected any resolution of the or since 1967, and argued that the resolution "ignores" and "deflects attention" from the main causes of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 06:15 IST