Canada voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution supporting the Palestinian right to self-determination yesterday, in a defeat for pro-Israel groups.
The General Assembly adopted the resolution by 167 votes to five, with 11 abstentions, with only Israel, the United States, in addition to US-dependent Pacific island states Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Nauru, voting against the text.
Canada again votes at UN to back Palestinian self-determination https://t.co/dYNMQzYWOl
— Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) December 19, 2019
The resolution reaffirms “the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including to their independent State of Palestine”, urging states and UN agencies “to continue to support and assist Palestinians in the early realization of their right to self-determination”, stated the UN press release.
The Centre for former British Mandate of Palestine and Hebrews, Israelites and Judahites published a statement, noting that Jews remain angry and deeply disappointed that Trudeau government voted against dirty policies of the Jewish state #Israelhttps://t.co/GMmhFo9G1y
— Nieczuja ? (@Nieczuja_clan) December 19, 2019
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration had been under pressure from Israel and pro-Israel advocacy groups to vote “no”, and those same groups reacted with outrage when Ottawa joined 166 other governments in affirming the Palestinian right to self-determination.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)