0724 GMT February 20, 2020
Haniyeh, in a statement released on Friday, said the majority of world countries stood with Palestinian rights, including the right of our people to resist the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation and salvation from it, against a resolution that sought to denounce the legitimate resistance of the Palestinian nation.
He then extended his gratitude to all countries that have taken a principled stance against the Israeli regime’s occupation and its aggressive policies, and rejected Washington’s narrative and its biased support for Tel Aviv, Presstv reported.
The Hamas leader further noted that the vote against the US-drafted resolution is a tremendous achievement for the Palestinian people and all brotherly countries.
Haniyeh also appreciated the efforts put in by the Palestinian Authority through its ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour, pointing out that the rejection of the US-drafted resolution strongly indicated that national concern is capable of uniting the Palestinian nation in facing of ongoing challenges.
Islamic Jihad: Vote against US resolution slap to US, Israel
Moreover, Spokesman for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement, Daoud Shihab, said the failure of the American resolution at the United Nations represents a slap to the US administration of President Donald Trump as well as the Zionist regime (of Israel).
Shihab, in a post published on his official Twitter page, noted that Israel and the US continue to spread lies by means of international bodies and meetings.
He thanked Kuwait, the Islamic Republic of Iran and all countries that rejected the resolution, saying, “Shame on all those who tend to please Israel.”
Shihab concluded that all those states that voted in favor of the resolution will eventually be ashamed of their hypocrisy, fear and denial of truth.
Separately, Vice President of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmed Bahr said the failure of the US-drafted resolution against Hamas marks the fall of American arrogance and underscores the legitimacy of the Palestinian nation’s anti-Israel resistance.
He termed the vote against US-sponsored resolution as a victory in defiance of forces of tyranny in the world.
Bahr then congratulated Palestinians and Hamas resistance movement for the great victory on the international level, calling on people from all strata of the Palestinian society to unite, end division and vigorously support resistance movements.
On Thursday, the US-sponsored resolution against Hamas failed to cross the threshold, with 87 nations voting in favor and 57 voting against, while 33 countries abstained. The resolution needed a two-thirds majority to pass.
Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon said the countries that rejected the draft resolution should be embarrassed.