The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, November 30, approved a pro-Palestinian resolution to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Nakba, the 1948 displacement of Palestinians.
Calling for organizing a high-level event at the General Assembly Hall” in May 2023 to commemorate the Nakba, the resolution was passed by a vote of 90 in favor, 30 including the US, the UK, Germany, and Canada against, and 47 abstentions.
The resolution was one of five resolutions voted on by the UN to address issues related to the Palestinian struggle under the Israeli occupation, calling on Israel to cease all actions contrary to international law that are aimed at altering the demographic composition, character, and status.
One of the adopted resolutions, titled “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine”, called for an immediate halt to settlement activities, land confiscation, and home demolition. It also called for the release of Palestinian prisoners and an end to arbitrary detention.
The Palestinian Islamic Resistance movement Hamas welcomes the approval of the resolution, considering it a recognition by the UN of the tragedy that befell the Palestinian people through forced displacement that rendered them refugees in exile and the diaspora.