US fails to win United Nations condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

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The US-drafted resolution won 87 votes in the General Assembly, falling short of the two-thirds majority required for adoption.

The resolution condemned Hamas for "repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk" and for its military activities in Gaza including constructing tunnels "to infiltrate Israel and equipment to launch rockets into civilian areas".

The vote ultimately failed to cross the higher threshold, with 87 nations voting in favor and 57 voting against.

The U.S. urged a simple majority vote on the resolution but just before the final vote, Kuwait and Bolivia were able to get a narrow majority to adopt a rule requiring a two-thirds majority for the resolution's passage which ensured its failure.

The resolution failed to be adopted Thursday as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.

Calling for U.N. members to support the move ahead of the vote, Haley pointed to the many U.N. General Assembly resolutions criticizing Israel and said such a statement on Hamas would be an opportunity for the U.N.to "right a historic wrong" by correcting its "awful record" of passing resolutions against Israel.

A Hamas spokesman said in a statement late Thursday that the result of the vote was a "slap" to the USA administration.

The rival resolutions reflect the deep divisions among the 193 United Nations member states over the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict - and the failure to end it. "That is something we should all think deeply about", she said, noting that the resolution was not a judgment one way or another on the peace process but "a foundational element of peace - that foundation is the rejection of terrorism, because we all know there can be no peace without a mutual agreement that terrorism is unacceptable".

Resolutions at the United Nations can carry political weight but are non-binding.

A number of States explained their reasons for voting against the resolution.

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"The General Assembly has never said anything - not one thing - about Hamas, even when we all agree Hamas' behavior undermines any prospects for peace".

Israel says it has no choice but to enforce its blockade to defend itself against Hamas, which calls for Israel's destruction and has used Gaza as a base for missile attacks.

The Trump administration has been a strong supporter of Israel, recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and this year moving the United States embassy there from Tel Aviv.

In a symbolic stride, the USA resolution did garner support by a majority of members, but failed because it required a supermajority.

The United States put forward the resolution as it prepares to unveil new peace proposals that the Palestinians have already rejected.

This resolution was the first condemning Hamas that the 193-nation assembly had considered.

Following the vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded the "sweeping majority" of countries who voted for the draft condemnation.

The resolution also encouraged "tangible steps towards intra-Palestinian reconciliation, including support of the mediation efforts of Egypt, and concrete steps to reunite the Gaza Strip and the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority and ensure its effective functioning in the Gaza Strip".

The United States and Israel voted against the resolution in addition to Australia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, and Nauru.

"The UN has a chance to condemn Hamas for the first time", Haley tweeted Thursday.

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