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UN Fails To Pass US Resolution Condemning Hamas

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UN Fails To Pass US Resolution Condemning Hamas
The assembly vote of 87 in favor and 57 against, with 33 abstaining, wasn't enough to meet the two-thirds majority needed to adopt the resolution.
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The United Nations General Assembly has rejected a U.S.-sponsored resolution that denounced terrorist acts committed by Hamas.

On Thursday, the assembly voted 87 in favor and 57 against, with 33 abstaining. But it wasn't enough to meet the two-thirds majority needed to adopt the resolution.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley worked hard to convince U.N. member states to approve the resolution, which condemned Hamas as a terrorist organization and called for an end to the militant group's violence.

"I want to take a personal moment and ask my Arab brothers and sisters: Is the hatred that strong? Is the hatred toward Israel so strong that you'll defend a terrorist organization, one that is directly causing harm to the Palestinian people? Isn't it time to let that go?" Haley asked before the vote.

If the resolution had passed, it would have been a big win for Haley before she steps down from her U.N. position at the end of year.