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  • 20:58 - 22 December 2018

UN adopts resolution on Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources

Gaza,(DRAH.ps)-- What’s next after trying to blame the victim in the General Assembly?Haneyya: World's conscience foiled US draft resolutionHamas thanks UN member states for foiling US draft resolutionUN votes in favor of resolution to end Israeli occupation of Palestine

 The United Nations General Assembly adopted, by an overwhelming majority, a resolution that affirms the right of the Palestinian people to sovereignty over their natural resources.

 The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Israel, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, United States), with 13 abstentions.

 The resolution stresses permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.

 By that text, the Assembly demanded that Israel cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. 

 By further terms, the Assembly stressed that the wall and settlements being constructed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory are contrary to international law and are seriously depriving the Palestinian people of their natural resources.

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