Sunday, November 19, 2006

UN Slams Israel Over Beit Hanun Shelling

The UN General Assembly on Friday night overwhelmingly passed a
resolution condemning the errant shelling of a Beit Hanun house which
killed some 20 Palestinians.

Representatives of 156 countries voted in favor of the resolution. . .

Voting "no" were the United States, Israel, Australia, the Marshall
Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. Abstaining were Canada, Ivory
Coast, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The draft also includes a clause urging UN Secretary General Kofi
Annan to dispatch a "working investigative team" to Beit Hanun to
conduct an inquiry into the shelling. American media reported former
United States president Jimmy Carter is set to lead the team.

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