The United Nations General Assembly voted on four resolutions in favor of Palestine including the decision to extend the mandate of UNRWA, Monday, 12 December 2022.
157 countries voted in favor of the “United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)” resolution while Israel, Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and America voted against it and 4 countries abstained.
141 countries voted in favor of the “Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory including East Jerusalem” resolution, while Canada, Israel, Hungary, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Micronesia, and America voted against it and 21 countries abstained.
157 countries voted in favor of the resolution “providing assistance to Palestinian refugees” while Israel only voted against it and 10 countries abstained.
153 countries voted in favor of the “Palestinian refugee property and revenues from it” resolution, while Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and America voted against it and 6 countries abstained from voting.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Al-Maliki welcomed the vote on four resolutions in favor of Palestine and considered it a clear indication of the international consensus on the decisions on Palestine in the General Assembly which are consistent with international law and the rights of the Palestinian people.
He stressed the importance of those decisions and the need to implement them as the legal and moral stock of the rights of the Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle to end the Israeli colonial occupation.
Al-Maliki thanked the countries that voted in favor of these resolutions and called on the countries that voted against them to stand up and stop the unlimited support for the illegal Israeli occupation.