UN Resolution Israeli Settlements India : Explore India’s stance on UN resolutions condemning illegal Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the broader concerns over human rights violations, as the nation aligns with global votes in a politically charged assembly.
UN Resolution Israeli Settlements India : India joined 144 other nations in supporting a UN resolution that reaffirmed the illegality of Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The resolution, titled ‘Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Occupied Syrian Golan,’ received approval from the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) with 145 votes in favor, 7 against, and 18 abstentions.
The resolution strongly condemned activities such as land confiscation, disruption of civilian livelihoods, forced civilian transfers, and any form of annexation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the occupied Syrian Golan. It emphasized that these actions are illegal and hinder peace, economic development, and social progress.
India’s voting pattern extended to other resolutions concerning the Middle East. They supported four resolutions and abstained on one titled ‘Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.’
This particular resolution highlighted Israel’s policies violating human rights in the occupied territories and expressed serious concerns about the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, specifically condemning illegal settlement activities, construction of barriers, and excessive military operations against civilians.