UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) – The United Nations voted in favor of condemning Israel for the deadly violence in Gaza.
The resolution was put forward by Algeria and Turkey on behalf of Arab and Muslim countries at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, June 13.
It won 120 votes in the 193-member assembly, with eight votes against and 45 abstentions.
Israeli fire has allegedly killed more than 100 Palestinians and injured thousands of others during protests along the Gaza border since March.
No Israelis, however, have reportedly died.
A proposal from the U.S. to denounce militant group Hamas for its role in provoking violence between the two countries was also put forward on Wednesday but it was shot down after it failed to reach a two-thirds majority.
Resolutions in the General Assembly are not legally binding but they carry political weight.