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UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

Jun. 13, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its "excessive use of force," after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza's Hamas rulers. The votes reflected...

The Latest: UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence

Jun. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's vote on a proposed resolution that would blame Israel for recent deadly violence on its border with Gaza (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The U.N. General Assembly has approved a Palestinian-backed resolution blaming Israel for violence in Gaza...

Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes

Jun. 12, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their supporters are hoping an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday will adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel's "excessive use of force," particularly in Gaza, and seeking recommendations to protect Palestinian civilians. The...

Palestinians turn to General Assembly to protect civilians

Jun. 8, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their supporters asked the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to hold an emergency meeting to adopt a resolution that would deplore Israel's "excessive use of force," particularly in Gaza, and seek recommendations to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians....

Rival UN Security Council proposals on Gaza both fail

Jun. 1, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed Friday, starkly baring divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.'s most powerful body. After months of urgent council discussions about the violence, the U.S. vetoed an Arab-backed resolution...

UN envoy: Gaza escalation a warning that 'brink of war' near

May. 30, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy told an emergency Security Council meeting Wednesday that the latest escalation in Gaza between its Hamas rulers and Israel is a warning of "how close to the brink of war we are every day." Nikolay Mladenov said the international community should "unequivocally...

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

May. 18, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait is urging the Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip, and to deploy an international force to protect civilians. A draft resolution by Kuwait, which is the Arab representative on the...