Dominica votes in favor of a ‘durable and sustained humanitarian truce’ in Israel-Hamas war at UN

Dominica on Friday joined 120 countries that voted at the United Nations General Assembly in favor of adopting a resolution calling for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza.

The resolution called for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” and it condemns” all acts of violence against Palestinian and Israeli civilians, including all acts of terror and indiscriminate attacks, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction.”

It was adopted after a rejected amendment by Canada, which called for an unequivocal condemnation of the October 7 “terrorist attack” by Hamas which led to the killing of 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians, and the taking of 220 hostages. The Canadian amendment was backed by the United States.

Of note is the fact that the resolution did not specifically condemn Hamas for the attack nor did it mention the group by name, something that the United States said was necessary. It also did not mention the right of Israel to defend itself nor did it mention rocket attacks by Hamas and other militant groups on civilian targets in Israel.

However, it calls for the “immediate and unconditional release of all civilians who are being illegally held captive.”

The resolution also called for supplies, such as fuels, to enter the Gaza Strip and called on Israel to cancel its demand for Palestinians in the north of Gaza to relocate to the south and said there is a need for all parties to exercise maximum restraint “and on all those with influence on them to work toward this objective.”

It “reaffirms that a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved by peaceful means, based on the relevant United Nations resolutions and in accordance with international law, and on the basis of the two-state solution.”

The resolution itself is non-binding and carries no legal weight but it is of some significance since it gives an idea of what the rest of the world thinks about the ongoing war.

The current flare-up in one of the world’s longest-running conflicts began when hundreds of Hamas gunmen infiltrated communities near the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented assault on the Jewish state.

Since then Israel has launched air and artillery attacks on Gaza killing over 7,000 Palestinians and has vowed to destroy Hamas.

A total of 120 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against and 45 abstained.

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  1. We Know Better
    November 4, 2023

    Folks, it’s a proxy war like Ukraine, financed by the U.S.
    Israel is being used by the western countries to give legitimacy to the biblical context they created for these Jews who were black when banished from Egypt (Black Africans who were displaced in the Islamic jihad started in 641 AD). Today the West has given Israel to these Europeans who “say” they are Jews but are really converts to Judaism.

    Similarly, I am a Roman catholic but NOT a Roman. Romans and white-Jews are both Europeans, even though they place themselves in the Bible you read today. They both have nothing to do with biblical text but imposters with access to weapons and allies of mass destruction of Africans.

  2. November 2, 2023

    Most of these comments are base on a total lack of historical knowledge of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. This conflict has been existing for centuries. We should read the history of this conflict so that we can make a more informed contribution.

  3. Lin clown
    October 30, 2023

    This man Jonathan and MEME are too educated to be led like a lamb to the slaughter by a handful of uneducated UWP idiots.I agree 100% with you SIR,the EU,UK and NATO are all puppets of the US.The USA with the support of the EU,UK and NATO
    murdered millions of innocent men,women and children in the name of democracy.During the white man rule in South Africa these organizations refuse to support Nelson Mandela and majority rule.If China should attack Taiwan,do some reading Susan,it is the US thas is preparing and arming Taiwan for war with China.For your information Russia and China gave support to Nelson Mandela in South Africa .To see how stupid those people are,they support the US arresting Skerrit for allegedly selling Dominican passports. just listen to q95 every morning from 8am and from 1pm.Two talk shows hosted by the media whore and Tyrone Blessings Anthony.There is a news item in the Associates times dated October 26 2023 on Dominica exposing the opposition in a conspiracy.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 31, 2023

      I don’t know how someone like you can point your fingers at anyone suggesting they are uneducated!
      When you are one who never finished elementary, never set foot inside of a secondary school, unable to write a proper sentence, you do not have any concept of punctuation marks; where and when to apply them.
      Illiteracy is your trademark, as you consistently express yourself using profanities when referring to individuals in your illiterate comments!
      I am not by any means surprised that Roosevelt via his clones, voted for this so called “sustainable humanitarian truce.”
      If the Dominican who joined with the more than a hundred fifty nations were not dumb; they would understand they have asked for a complete indefinite ceasefire.
      As usual poor backward Dominica is always on the wrong side of the equation!
      What the Bible teaches?
      God will bless those that bless Israel, and curse those who curse Israel!
      Roosevelt and his clones has cursed Israel! There shall be consequences.

      • Mel Houston
        November 5, 2023

        You ended with a Bible quote, however, this situation is one created by president Truman, unilaterally. Unless president Truman or the U.S was God at the time, this has nothing to do with bible nor Jews in biblical times. Those are European converts to Judaism, like I was born Roman catholic but, I am no f Roman. Get a grip, reach out to your Ancestors to get those issues explained to you, not CNN, BBC and mainstream media kings of misinformation, you’ll be more knowledgeable.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          November 6, 2023

          But you see Mel; knowledge is power; wisdom is strength! You are talking about a political thing. No politician past or present is God?
          What you don’t realize God is fully in control of what is talking place between Israel, and the Palestinians.

          That is why there will never be a political resolve!
          In order for you to understand the issue, you have to know how the issue started, and I can tell you right now you don’t know. You are focusing on what transpired in 1948!
          But more than two thousand years: BC, (before Christ and in the CE, (Common Era), the issues between both nations existed!
          I cannot educate you, nevertheless, there is always a source of information; my knowledge of the issue is beyond what you know and believe!
          This conflict is something that had to happen; as long as there is an Israeli nation, and a Palestinian nation, there will forever be a conflict, and war, the worst is yet to come!

  4. If we knew better
    October 30, 2023

    why are we participating in nonsense? the whole say can say what they want. Unless Israel decide it will let Palestinians live in peace and prosperity we can “VOTE” from now til Christ come again. Unless America decide they stop supporting Israel nothing will happen. Off course everybody wants peace, even Netanyahu wants pease, but they have a different means to achieving it than all the people or nations “voting”.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 31, 2023

      But’ you know, you have your idea inverted!
      It is not The Israelis who does not want the Palestinians to live in peace and prosperity; it is the other way around!

      The Palestinians are the people who vowed to annihilate, obliterate, kill, murder every Jew alive. It is the Palestinians who said that Israel does not have any right to exist. Doesn’t all of God creation have a right to live?
      All of you who are taking down, and criticizing Israel; ask yourselves: had Hamas, the Palestinian government not invaded, and attacked Israel, without provocation on the morning of the 3rd day of October, 2023, starting a war, killing Jews while they were asleep. Do you believe the destruction we see would have occurred?
      In case you don’t know; you go visit visit Israel l, walking on a crowded street, or riding in a bus, you could lose your life by some Palestinian detonating a bomb they have strapped onto their body.
      They could care less who they kill on their assigned suicidal mission!

  5. October 29, 2023

    Hello and good evening my people. The Israel government is committing War Crimes against the Palestinians. The International Criminal Court should indict Netanyahu and his military commanders for war crimes. Then they should also indict Biden and his defense secretary Lloyd Austin for supplying arms to Israel. They indicated Putin for taking Ukraine children to Russia but Netanyahu has killed thousands of Palestinian children. He even came to the United Nations ,UNGA meeting with a map that showed that Gaza and the West Band erased from the face of the world. Is the International Criminal Court just a puppet of America and the developed world. Free Palestine from Isreal military occupation. How does America explain supporting Ukraine to end Russia occupation but then they are arming Israel to maintain it occupation of the Palestinians.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      October 31, 2023

      Tony for the first time I have to suggest you stop talking crap!
      Who started the war?

      Hamas attacked the Israelis in the still of the night, while the people they killed were asleep.
      Can you imagine that some of the people that Hamas territories terrorized and killed while were asleep died not knowing what hit them?
      If indeed Israel has; is committing war crimes, how will you clarify what Hamas terrorists has done?
      Honestly, I don’t understand the Dominican, logic, nor morality at all!
      Whether Dominicans like what Israel has done to Hamas or not, there is nothing you all can do about the inevitable!
      If the Israelis ceasefire this minute, Hamas will continue to murder people in Israel.
      Tony, how come You have not said anything about the more than a hundred hostages Hamas are holding against their will?
      How come you said nothing about the 18 year old Israeli girl running for her life, whom Hamas abducted murdered her, displayed her like dead trophy.
      Talk about out that Tony!

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      • Man bite dogs
        November 2, 2023

        Francisco, Stop talking crap you are brain washed by American lies and hypocrites Israeli leader and the US president should all be jail after the so-called war is over.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          November 7, 2023

          You are a crazy-man you know, so what can I say?


    • November 2, 2023

      @Tony, shouldn’t Hamas and its leaders also be indicted for war crimes?

  6. MEME
    October 28, 2023

    It’s not often that a say kudos to the government, but this was the right thing to do, since Israel, (with the help of the USA), is indiscriminately and mercilessly killing women, children and elderlies not HAMAS militants, which are largely underground in tunnels, bunkers and caves!

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 1, 2023

      You are one who hate the United States, nevertheless, if America did not exist as a wealthy democracy, which welcome every ethnicity from around the world and gave even some Dominicans like me a chance of a successful and better life; gave us the opportunity to continually ship barrels of food home to feed some of our friends and family; some people might starve!
      Funny, most of you no name; Dominica low life hater’s of America yearn to come here your every wish is coming to America.
      I would hope that if you no name ever set foot on American soil, the first foot of yours to touch ground; get stuck, and the other never get to touch the soil.
      I would like to see you suspended sideways with one foot stuck to the ground and other suspended in space!
      I would like to see you frozen in time, conscious of all that is going on around you, you could see me, and call out to me without any response.
      Nobody would hear you that’s your punishment for hating America!
      Shut up!

    • November 2, 2023

      What rubbish!!! Wasn’t it Hamas who started the murder of innocent jews, including women and children? When they were done with their murderous acts on October 7th 2023 over 1400 Israeli were dead according to reports some were beheaded. What level of response do you expect?

  7. derp
    October 28, 2023

    Nowhere to be found, just like how Venezuela claim our Bird Island as their own

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  8. Ibo France
    October 28, 2023

    Dominica did the right thing. Bravo!

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    • Eagle-Eyed
      October 30, 2023

      @ Ibo France. I Don’t always see eye to eye with you on local political issues but hats off to you on this one. The whole world should be condemning the right wing fascist / Zionist/ terrorist/Apartheid state of Israel (an outpost of the US) for the indescriminate slaughter of over 3000 children of Palestine. only god knows what will be the final tally of the numbers the people of palestine murdered at the end of this current conflict. Under international law the occupied have a right to fight back against their occupiers but the world seem not to include the palestinian people who are branded as terrorists when they try to repel the zionists from their occupied lands. Biden instead repeat the Zionists lies and provide diplomatic and milatary cover for them to continue their murdering of the palestinian people. something need to change quickly, else future generations will only read about the palestinian people in history books.

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      • Ibo France
        October 30, 2023

        I wholeheartedly endorse every sentence and every word in your commentary even ‘of’, ‘for’ and ‘on’. Well said!

  9. Jonathan Y St Jean
    October 28, 2023

    The UN is a waste of time organization because a few Caucasian countries do thwart and frustrate the will of the rest of the world on a whim. The UN created the state of Israel in 1948 and now this same body can’t (won’t) control Israel, how come? It’s mostly about Christian fundamentalism. These religious communities are pimping a Caucasian”Jesus Christ”. The US is quick to put sanctions on weaker countries, causing suffering of their masses to accomplish It’s selfish racial, religious and economic agendas. US won’t join the international criminal court whilst it continues to act as a flawed judge, jury and executioner in the world. The UN organization is toothless and this makes it a puddle of the US. Nothing lasts forever and in this age of populism Trump and the modern GOP have shown how fake and fragile the model of democracy is. It’s time for the rest of the world to set up and fund bodies which represent justice.

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  10. Ibo France
    October 28, 2023

    This conflict did not start a few weeks ago by Hamas attack on Israel. It has been ongoing for 70+ years by Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and the open air imprisonment of 2.3 million Palestinians.

    Israel thinks it can bomb the Palestinians into submission or massacre them all with the shameless, unconscionable support of America, Canada and white western European countries.

    The only possible solution is where both sides negotiate in earnest and come to a political agreement. There must be compromise on both sides. None of the two fighting factions will get all that they want.

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    • RandyX
      October 30, 2023

      Who attacked whom? I’m not a friend of Israel but they have the right to defend themselves. The issue here is between Israel and the Hamas and it’s the Hamas that uses Palestinian civilians as a shield. How despicable!

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      • Man bite dogs
        October 30, 2023

        RandyX, you should learn to keep out of things that you don’t understand, Get out of here! This topic is too big for you!!!

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      • Man bite dogs
        October 30, 2023

        @RandX, you should learn to keep out of things that you don’t understand, Get out of here! This topic is too big for you.

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      • Ibo France
        October 30, 2023

        Oh thou sheep! You have swallowed the propaganda of the Zionists and European and America media even without chewing on it.

        Look back and read the Zionist excuses for their disproportionate attacks on Gaza every time there is a flare up of hostilities between them and HAMAS to justify their genocidal intentions. It’s HAMAS using civilians as human shields and Iran is behind it. The Zionists well want to ignite a war with Iran with the help of America. That will be World War 3, the end of civilization as we know it.

        The wanton killing of babies, adolescents, old women and the indiscriminate bombing of hospitals, schools, ambulances and residential communities should not go unpunished.

        I forgive people like you who can’t see beyond your eyelashes. It’s as though you have severe congenital brain impairment.

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        • Gordon
          November 1, 2023

          Hamas is a terror organisation that uses the civilians of Gaza as their protective shield. What say you?

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          • Putin
            November 1, 2023

            BS! This is the same hogwash that Israel and its western sponsors sell you…the same overused and never-proven narrative.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 1, 2023

      The Palestinian, Israeli conflict is older than seventy years!
      This is something that has being going on for more than two thousand years.
      It is a generational issue.
      The issue will never be resolved until the day of Armageddon.(Revelation 16:16).
      All of what is taking place in Israel this day had to happen, there cannot be any political peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
      We as humans can take sides and have sympathy for the suffering, our feelings cannot change the inevitable.
      The conflict will only come to an end when Jesus returns.
      I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ, therefore I must believe his entire words written in the Bible. Who wish to laugh at me can laugh, but I experienced the existence of God.
      I am one a doctor told my grandmother there isn’t any medicine in the hospital to cure me, I would either grow out the illness or I would die.
      Well, when I heard that I prayed to God to let me live. I was about 7 years old; I lived a full life, and longer: God live.

  11. Susan Reeves
    October 28, 2023

    Whatever he says stinks because it’s not coming from the heart. Give your voice wherever war is waged and stand up for the poor, elderly, children and the innocent globally. Will Henderson condemn China if they should attack Taiwan 🇹🇼? Hell No. Henderson is like a little Demonic actor taking his instructions from the Evil one from the Top. They only talk so because they want to be seen on YouTube. That’s it. But the YouTube family is well acquainted with those masqueraders. They sleep in a bed of lies and are covered with lies.

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    • Petes
      October 30, 2023

      Exactly, it’s just propaganda of a corrupt government, that has no standards at all. They stand for nothing, but corruption, nepotism and thievery.

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      • Putin
        November 1, 2023

        And yet, that vote at the UN on YOUR behalf is a vote for the liberation of Palestine. Is this not a principled stance? Your post is what we call a non sense because it is complete devoid of any logic.

        • Petes
          November 5, 2023

          On my behalf? You must be joking. I’ve got nothing to do with these honourable gangsters, ok.

  12. hmm
    October 28, 2023

    Where is Dominica’s vote or statement on the Venezuela -Guyana issue?

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    • October 29, 2023

      Caricom issued a joint statement. Has any other caricom country issued a statement?

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    • Me, Myself, I, and My Shadow
      October 29, 2023

      we not interested in that because is our terrorist maduro that wants to take over Guyana.

      of greater interest to us is the our terrorist Hamas friend who wants to destroy God’s chosen people in the Jewish state of Israel

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      • me
        October 30, 2023

        Stop using God’s name in your foolishness. Who designates one as a terrorist?

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      • If we knew better
        November 1, 2023

        You fool. You think these European Ashkenazi are the real chosen people? If you do your are just as brainwashed as they are. I like that you called it a Jew-ish state. They needed the real jews from Ethiopia (the Beta Israelites) to make it official.

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