US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is to submit a draft resolution condemning Hamas at the UN General Assembly.
Haley, who steps down from her post next month, is backing a resolution criticising the terror group’s rocket fire at Israel and demanding a cessation of violence that includes launching incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel.
The draft also details Hamas’ terror tunnels and calls on the UN to condemn the its use of civilian resources for military purposes.
Haley is launching the resolution alongside Israel Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.
Both have held meetings with global leaders to raise support for the American proposal.
“The efforts and diplomatic activity to promote the draft resolution condemning Hamas stresses Haley’s steadfast support of Israel,” commented Danon.
“Through joint efforts we have managed to change the hostile approach against Israel at the UN. Now the time has come to recruit the world to join us in our fight against terror.
“Hamas is a deadly terror organisation, which must be dealt with on all fronts, and especially in the diplomatic arena.”
Israeli officials applauded the US for opposing an ‘Occupied Syrian Golan’ resolution to the UN calling on Israel to rescind authority in the Golan Heights last Friday.
Haley said Washington would vote against the resolution for the first time.
The annual submission states that Israel’s jurisdiction in the area “null and void”.
“The United States will no longer abstain when the United Nations engages in its useless annual vote on the Golan Heights,” she said in a statement.
“The resolution is plainly biased against Israel. Further, the atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone.”
Despite US opposition, the assembly approved the draft resolution by 151 votes to 2, with 14 abstentions.
Only Israel and the United States voted against the resolution, which the General Assembly is due to adopt next month.