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Palestinians Slam Israel U.N. Resolution

The Palestinians have asked that a U.N. committee reject a resolution calling for the protection of Israeli children victimized by Palestinian terrorism, saying the document is political and insensitive. “This is an anti-Palestinian resolution much more than it is a pro-Israeli children resolution,” the Palestinian U.N. observer Nasser Al-Kidwa said Monday. Israel circulated the draft last week — the first resolution it has introduced since 1976. Ariel Milo, the spokesman for Israel’s U.N. Mission, said the vote on the draft will reveal whether the General Assembly “thinks that the lives of Israeli children are less important than those of Palestinian children.” The Israeli draft closely mirrors a resolution adopted by the General Assembly last year by a large majority on the plight of Palestinian children affected by more than three years of conflict in the region. Full Story

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