India says yes to UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestine

India on Saturday (November 11, 2023) voted in support of the United Nations' resolution that condemned Israel’s activities of settlement in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”.

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The draft resolution was ratified on Thursday, November 9. India was among the 145 countries which voted in favour of the UN resolution.

Titled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan,” the UN draft resolution was passed by a huge majority.

Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, and the United States of America, opposed the resolution. Eighteen nations did not participate in the voting.

Lauding India’s stand on the UN voting, Trinamool Congress MP Saket Gokhale wrote: “Very glad that Republic of India voted in favour of the resolution.”

He also shared a photo of the voting on the resolution at the UN.

“Israel’s occupation of Palestine through settlers is ILLEGAL. Israel’s apartheid must end NOW (sic),” Gokhale said.

Previous month, India chose not to vote on a resolution at the UN General Assembly proposed by Jordan, calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

India abstained from voting, pointing out that the resolution didn't address the presence of the Hamas militant group in the region.

The resolution, titled "Protection of civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations," saw widespread approval, with 120 nations voting in favour, 14 against, and 45 abstaining.

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