Canada voted against UN resolution on Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources

25th Jan 2019
Canada voted against UN resolution on Palestinian sovereignty over natural resources

Harun Nassrullah

The UN General Assembly has adopted, a resolution affirming the right of the Palestinians to sovereignty over their natural resources.

The resolution was adopted by a by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Israel, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, US), with 13 abstentions.

The resolution stresses permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the Occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.

By that text, the Assembly demanded that Israel cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.

By further terms, the Assembly stressed that the wall and settlements being constructed by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian territory are contrary to international law and are seriously depriving the Palestinian people of their natural resources.

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