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NEWS: UN Votes Against Israeli Barrier

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posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 12:55 PM
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The U.N. has made a strong 'statement' against Israel by voting for a resolution demanding that Israel remove the West Bank wall. This U.N. resolution is not legally binding. However, the Israeli Army has been ordered to re-route a 32km section of the wall by the Israeli Supreme Court.
 



www.news.com.au
The vote was 150 in favour, 6 opposed including the US, and 10 abstentions.

The assembly's vote, like the opinion of the International Court of Justice, is not legally binding, but both have symbolic value as international statements of support for the barrier's destruction.

The 191-member world body voted after lengthy negotiations between the Arab League and the European Union which resulted in a revised text that was accepted by both groups.


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Israel has refused to recognise the World Court ruling, saying it has no authority to deal with the issue and has ordered construction to go on. It doesn't matter how many nations voted against the barrier, the U.S. voted for it and that's that.




[edit on 7-10-2004 by SkepticOverlord]



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