India backs Palestine’s bid for full UN membership amid Israel-Hamas war


The decision received a convincing majority of 143 votes in favour, together with by India. 25 international locations abstained, whereas 9 nations, together with Israel and the United States, voted in opposition to the textual content

A decision was handed within the United Nations with an amazing majority, supporting full membership of Palestine and urgent the Security Council to offer “favourable consideration” to the bid, CNN reported. The decision on Friday received a convincing majority of 143 votes in favour, together with by India. 25 international locations abstained, whereas 9 nations, together with Israel and the United States, voted in opposition to the textual content.

Other nations that voted in opposition to the decision had been: Czechia, Hungary, Argentina, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea and

The textual content, put ahead by the United Arab Emirates, grants new privileges to the Palestinian Authority in its present capability as a non-member observer state, and calls for the UN Security Council – which should rule on Palestinian membership – to “reconsider the matter favourably.”

“The State of Palestine is qualified for membership in the United Nations,” it asserts.

Notably, India has all the time reiterated its stand for a two-state resolution within the Israel-Palestine battle. While, New Delhi has condemned any terrorist assault, together with the October 7 assault by Hamas, it has additionally referred to as for a homeland for Palestinians.

“We have supported a negotiated two-state solution, towards establishment of a sovereign, independent and viable state of Palestine within secure and recognised borders, living side by side in peace with Israel,” the Ministry of External Affairs reiterated within the Parliament in February. 

In his remarks earlier than voting on Friday, Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour elaborated on the plight of Palestinians in war-torn Gaza.

“As we speak, 1.4 million Palestinians in Rafah wonder if they will survive today,” he instructed the meeting, referring to Israeli threats of a serious assault on the densely populated metropolis in southern Gaza, as reported by CNN.

He additionally thanked protesters on US college campuses and overseas who’ve demonstrated in opposition to the Israel-Hamas war.

“Our flag flies high and proud in Palestine and across the globe, and on the campus of Columbia University. It has become a symbol by all those who believe in freedom and is just ruled by all those who can no longer stand idly by in the face of such utter injustice,” Mansour mentioned.

Israel overseas minister Israel Katz rapidly condemned the decision’s passage, describing it as an “absurd decision” that highlights “the structural bias of the UN” and rewards the actions of Hamas on October 7.

“The message that the UN is sending to our suffering region: violence pays off,” he mentioned. “The decision to upgrade the status of Palestinians in the UN is a prize for Hamas terrorists after they committed the largest massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.”

It is pertinent to notice that whereas a General Assembly vote can not confer UN membership, the authorized decision does endow the Palestinian Authority with new procedural rights and privileges, CNN reported.

Though, solely member states can vote, the Palestinian Authority can now be seated amongst member states in alphabetical order, submit and introduce proposals and amendments, and co-sponsor proposals and amendments.

It may also make statements and explanations of votes. It has the suitable to answer on behalf of a bunch throughout the UN. The Palestinian Authority may also request proposals to be put to a vote and request objects to be placed on the UNGA’s provisional agenda.

Mansour additional acknowledged that the Palestinian Authority will now request full membership from the Security Council.

However, the US has already warned that it’ll doubtless veto such a request within the Security Council – a replay of its April veto of an earlier Palestinian membership request.

Following the final meeting vote on Friday, US Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Robert Wood described the decision textual content as “unproductive,” saying a “durable peace” within the Middle East would imply bundling the two-state resolution with different components, as reported by CNN.

“Gaza cannot be a platform for terrorism, that there should be no Israeli reoccupation of Gaza and that the size of Gaza’s territory should not be reduced,” he mentioned.

Wood additionally urged that the United Nations was the unsuitable discussion board for consideration of Palestinian statehood, telling the General Assembly that “it stays the US view that probably the most expeditious path towards statehood and UN membership for the Palestinian individuals is thru direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian authority. 

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is revealed from ANI)

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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