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Hamas condemns US veto on Palestinian UN membership

Friday 19-April-2024


Hamas has condemned the use of the veto power by the US against the resolution presented by Algeria on behalf of the Arab group, which calls for granting Palestine full membership in the United Nations.

In a statement on Friday, Hamas said, “Once again, the United States stands against international will, using its veto power against the resolution calling for granting Palestine full membership in the United Nations, despite the support of 12 countries for the resolution.”

Hamas added that Washington, through this veto, reaffirms its stance against the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and its full support for the fascist occupation entity in seizing the rights of the Palestinian people and attempting to liquidate their cause.

It stressed that the American administration, with this position, isolates itself from “the international will that stands with our people and their legitimate rights, putting itself in solidarity with the Zionist-Nazi entity.”

Hamas strongly condemned the biased American position in favor of the occupation and called on the international community to exert pressure to overcome the American will and support the struggle of the Palestinian people and their legitimate right to determine their destiny.

It affirmed to the world that the Palestinian people will continue their struggle and resistance until they defeat occupation, achieve their rights, and establish their independent Palestinian state with full sovereignty and Jerusalem as its capital.

Hamas highly appreciated the positions of all countries that stood with the Palestinian cause and voted for the resolution, and thanked the sisterly state of Algeria, the Arab group, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the non-aligned countries that supported the resolution.

The United States used its veto power on Thursday evening against an Arab resolution at the Security Council calling for granting Palestine full membership in the United Nations.

Twelve countries, including Russia, China, and France, which possess veto power, voted in favor of the resolution, while two countries, Switzerland and Britain, which also have veto power, abstained from voting.

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