Anti-Israel UN resolution condemning ‘illegal occupation’ passes 147-7

The anti-Israel resolution passed by 147 in favor to 7 against with 13 abstentions.

By World Israel News Staff

The United Nations has voted on a resolution condemning Israel’s “illegal occupation” in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, a statement by the U.N. said.

The “Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine” resolution on Tuesday called on all U.N. member states not to recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders. The resolution passed by 147 in favor to 7 against with 13 abstentions.

“The Assembly reiterates its call for the achievement of a just, lasting peace in the Middle East and an end to the Israeli occupation, while calling on Israel, the occupying Power, to comply strictly with international law, cease actions aimed at altering the demographic composition of the Territory, and immediately halt all settlement activities,” the statement said.

It seems that Canada has returned to its longstanding position of voting against anti-Israel U.N resolutions.

In a surprising move in November, Canada voted “yes” on a U.N. resolution that called for the end of the “Israeli occupation.”

“The urgency of achieving without delay an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967” and “to continue to support and assist the Palestinian people in the early realization of their right to self-determination,” the November resolution said.