Israel Slams UN Resolution
Israel rejected as one-sided Saturday a UN General Assembly resolution condemning the Jewish state's excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, the foreign ministry said.
The resolution was adopted by 92 votes to six, Israel, the United States and four small Pacific Ocean states voting against. Forty-six countries abstained.
The Israeli foreign ministry said the one-sided decision had not taken into account numerous incidents of Palestinian violence like the lynching of Israeli soldiers in Ramallah and the desecration of Jewish holy sites like Joseph's Tomb.
The ministry statement reiterated Israel's commitment to a ceasefire in the Palestinian territories, and said it expected the Palestinian Authority to do the same – JERUSALEM (AFP)
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