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US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

AP  |  United Nations 

A US-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the

Before Thursday's vote, the 193-member world body had narrowly voted to require a two-thirds majority which Arab nations pressed for rather than a simple majority which the urged.

US told the assembly before the vote that it could make history and unconditionally speak out against which she called "one of the most obvious and grotesque cases of terrorism in the world."

But the vote on the resolution to condemn was 87-57 with 33 abstentions, a plurality below the two-thirds requirement.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 04:00 IST