Hamas spokesman Abdullatif al-Qanoua, for his part, said in a statement: "Palestinians are asking the world to translate this day of solidarity with our people into practical actions, like lifting the siege [on Gaza] and ending the [Israeli] occupation". The resolution, which comes after seven months of violence along the Gaza border almost descended into full-blown conflict, censures Hamas' rocket attacks on civilian populations; its launch of incendiary devices into southern Israel that has devastated the surrounding ecosystem; and the diverting of resources and global aid towards military rather than humanitarian aims.
The department said South Africa believes that the only way to bring about lasting peace in the Middle East is to have a two state solution for Palestine and Israel based on the global recognition and independence of the State of Palestine.
"The current United States administration's unsafe policies on Jerusalem and other core issues have emboldened Israel to persist in its unbridled and egregious violations with full impunity and with a total disdain for worldwide law and the global rule of law".
Israel imposed a tight blockade on the Gaza Strip after Hamas violently seized control of the coastal enclave and routed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas security forces during the summer of 2007.
In his remarks at that meeting, Hill said "we must advocate and promote non-violence", but added that "we can not endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing".
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By adding those points, the Trump administration allows the resolution to recite some policy issues it does not agree with in earlier measures, but it gains European support for a condemnation of Hamas. It contributes to an already suffocating environment in which commentators avoid speaking honestly about Israel's abuse of Palestinians because it is so frequently punished in a variety of ways.
The UN Secretary-General stated to mark the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Palestinian. There are also efforts to expand the definition of anti-Semitism to include criticism of Israel, a transparent attempt to chill campus activism on Palestine.
The United States enables Israel's oppression of Palestinians by the endless billions of dollars it gives to Israel in military aid, and the unconditional diplomatic cover it offers at the United Nations. "CNN, we all have a right to speak up about injustice any and everywhere".
Omar Baddar is the Deputy Director of the Washington-based Arab American Institute.
The AU reiterates its commitment to support all efforts aiming at achieving a final solution for the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict based on the worldwide legitimacy and reject any incomplete and fragmental solutions such as temporary borders or the Jewishness of Israel.