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UN General Assembly Calls for Protections for Palestinians

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Wednesday calling for protection for Palestinian civilians living under Israeli occupation, after the U.S. blocked a similar measure in the Security Council. After a proposed U.S. amendment condemning the Palestinian militant group Hamas failed to receive sufficient support to be included in the draft text, the original text was adopted by a vote of 120-8, with 45 abstentions. The U.S. and Israel were supported by Australia, the...

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