by Jordon Sekulow, ACLJ
The UN was poised to do something it has never done, condemn the terrorist group Hamas for firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
Yet at the last minute the enemies of freedom pulled an outrageous stunt requiring a 2/3 vote to pass the resolution, instead of the normal 50% majority.
While the resolution did in fact get a majority (87 in favor of condemning Hamas, 57 opposing condemning Hamas, and 33 nations abstaining), it fell far short of the newly required 2/3 majority in the UN General Assembly. Were it not for the absurd 2/3 requirement — a poison pill proposed at the last minute by Kuwait — this vote would have passed.
This is an outrageous betrayal of Israel and all those innocent civilians who have been the victims of Hamas terror. It was a cowardly stunt to prop up a terrorist entity.
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