Shocked at Indian abstention UN vote: Palestinetext_fields
New Delhi: Palestine Tuesday hit out at India’s decision to abstain from the U.N. Human Rights Council vote, saying that the abstention “marks a departure” from Delhi’s “traditional position.”
Adnan Abu Alhaija, the Palestinian Ambassador to India, in an exclusive interview to The Hindu, said India’s decision has been “affected” by its “burgeoning military relationship with Israel.”
On Friday, India had refused to vote against Israel in a resolution related to strikes in Gaza over a period of two months in 2014 that left more than 2,200 dead, including 1,462 Palestinian civilians.
The vote was on a report, submitted during the UNHRC’s summer session in Geneva a year later, that blamed Israel for what it called “extensive use of weapons with a wide kill and injury radius.”