Palestine has expressed displeasure at the United Nations over India’s stand on Israel. The Foreign Minister of Palestine has written a letter strongly criticizing India’s stand. India did not participate in the voting on the resolution of the investigation against Israel in the United Nations. India was among the 14 countries that were absent in voting against Israel. However, India did not make any statement regarding its non-attendance in voting. But this stand of India was seen as support for Israel.
In fact, 24 countries voted against Israel in the 47-member committee in the resolution brought against Israel in the United Nations. In this resolution, there was a demand for an investigation against Israel and to be held accountable for the fight. Nine countries opposed this resolution brought against Israel and voted in support of Israel. Along with India, 13 countries were absent during voting. Apart from India, the Bahamas, Brazil, Denmark, Fiji, France, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Togo and Ukraine were absent.
The Foreign Minister of Palestine, Dr. Riyad al-Maliki called on Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has written a letter. In a letter to the Indian Foreign Minister, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has said that India has missed an important opportunity by being absent on the floor during the decisive and important voting resolution brought in the UN Security Council to investigate against Israel.
Riyadh al-Maliki said, “There was to be a fair investigation by the United Nations to hold Israel accountable and against it, but India remained absent during the meeting.” However, absenteeism in voting has failed to quell the rising voice against human rights.
The Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the apex body of the United Nations, on May 27, after voting, passed a resolution to investigate ‘war crimes’ against Israel. Three days later, the Foreign Minister of Palestine expressed his concern by writing a letter to India. In a letter dated May 30, Maliki said the resolution passed at the United Nations was not unilateral but was passed after multilateral consultations.
Dr. Riyad al-Maliki said the proposal was solidified after years of investigation, while various Israeli institutions continue to shirk their accountability. Maliki called on Indian External Affairs Minister S. “Therefore, your absence was like blocking the important work of the Human Rights Council. The job of the UN Council is to protect the human rights of all, including Palestinians,” Jaishankar said.