India was among the 145 nations that voted in favour of the United Nations resolution that condemned settlement activities in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”. The draft resolution was approved on Thursday, November 9.
The UN draft resolution titled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” was passed by overwhelming majority. Seven-- Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States-- voted against the resolution and 18 abstained from voting.
Sharing a photo of the voting on the resolution at the UN, Trinamool Congress MP Saket Gokhale said that he was “very glad that Republic of India voted in favor of the resolution.”
“Israel’s occupation of Palestine through settlers is ILLEGAL. Israel’s apartheid must end NOW (sic),” Saket Gokhale said.
Last month, India abstained in the UN General Assembly from voting on a draft resolution submitted by Jordan, that called for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict, as it did not make any mention of the terrorist group Hamas. The resolution titled "Protection of civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations" was overwhelmingly adopted with 120 nations voting in its favour, 14 against it and 45 abstaining. (India Today)