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UN commission blames Israel for plight of Palestinian women

UN commission on women blames Israel's occupation for 'grave situation' of Palestinian women

UN commission blames Israel for plight of Palestinian women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women has approved a resolution blaming Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian territory for "the grave situation of Palestinian women."

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor denounced the resolution saying it was further proof of the U.N.'s bias against Israel.

"Of the 193 member states in this institution, dozens slaughter innocent civilians and impose discriminatory laws that marginalize women and yet they all get a free pass," he said, noting that the commission includes "some of the worst violators of human rights like Iran and Sudan."

The 45-member commission on Friday adopted the resolution, which was sponsored by Palestine and South Africa, by a vote of 27-2 with 13 abstentions. The United States and Israel voted against it while European Union members abstained.

Updated : 2021-06-18 22:27 GMT+08:00