U.N. condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

U.N. condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an "international protection mechanism" for occupied Palestinian territory.

The General Assembly adopted a resolution with 120 votes in favour, eight against and 45 abstentions. It was put forward in the General Assembly by Algeria, Turkey and the Palestinians after the United States vetoed a similar resolution in the 15-member U.N. Security Council earlier this month.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Updated Date: Jun 14, 2018 04:06 AM

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