Palestinians hail failure of U.S. draft resolution to condemn Hamas

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-07 06:34:17|Editor: yan
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GAZA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian factions and political groups hailed on Thursday night the failure of UN voting in favor of a United States draft resolution that condemns Islamic Hamas movement's attacks on Israel.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, said in a statement that "the failure of the U.S. draft resolution in the United Nations is a slap to the U.S. administration."

"This failure is a confirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian resistance and a great political support for the Palestinian people and the just Palestinian cause," said Abu Zuhri.

On Thursday night, 87 state members in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted in favor, which is less than two thirds of the votes as 57 voted against and 33 abstained.

President of the UNGA announced that because the vote hasn't reached two thirds of all the state members' votes, the draft resolution has failed.

Member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front, Talal Abu Zarifa, said in another statement that "this failure is a victory of the international justice."

Although the Palestinian Authority and Fatah Party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah are rivals to Hamas, they also stood against the U.S. draft resolution.

Spokesman in the West Bank, Munir al-Jaghoub, said that "the U.S. decision to criminalize the Palestinian struggle has not passed, which is a success to the Palestinian cause."