Israel Withdraws UN Resolution on Protecting Israeli Children from Terrorism

(Reuters) Israel withdrew a UN resolution on protecting Israeli children from terrorism Wednesday, after amendments proposed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and others would have substituted "Middle East" for "Israeli" children and inserted language condemning "foreign occupation," thus subverting its purpose and shifting its focus. The resolution was meant to mirror one adopted last week by 88-4 with 58 abstentions demanding protection for Palestinian children.

2003-11-27 00:00:00

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