India supported a United Nations resolution on November 12, 2023, condemning settlement activities in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.”
- Global Support: The resolution received overwhelming support, with 145 nations, including India, voting in favor, seven against (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), and 18 abstaining.
- Previous UN General Assembly Draft: In the context of the Israel-Hamas conflict, India had abstained from voting in a previous UN General Assembly draft resolution by Jordan, which called for an immediate truce. This resolution did not mention the Hamas terrorist group, and India was one of 45 countries abstaining, with 120 nations voting in favor.
Q.: Which group launched an attack on Israel triggering the subsequent war?
- a) UN Security Council
- b) Hamas
- c) Marshall Islands
- d) Israel
Ans : b) Hamas