The UN resolution denouncing settlement operations in the OPT, including East Jerusalem and in the occupied Syrian Golan, was approved on Nov. 16 by the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) with a recorded vote of 145 in favor, seven against and 18 abstentions.
According to a UN report, attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have more than doubled since the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. These attacks have led hundreds of Palestinians to leave their homes, resulting in over 9,500 deaths. Additionally, the UN has documented 222 settler attacks against Palestinians in October alone, resulting in eight deaths and 64 injuries, nearly half of which were caused by live ammunition.
The UN strongly condemns settlement activities like confiscation of land; disruption of the livelihood of protected persons; forced transfer of civilians; and annexation of land, whether de facto or through national legislation. The resolution stated that these settlements are illegal and a hindrance to peace and economic and social development. Moreover, it reiterates the demand for the immediate and complete cessation of settlements in the mentioned territories. (Related: Turkish president calls for Muslim world to UNITE against Israel.)
Watch this footage of an Oct. 28 pro-Palestine rally in the Turkish city of Istanbul, attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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