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July 16, 2013 10:18 am

UN Orders Israel to Pay $1.1 Million for Damages to UN Property in 1996 Lebanon

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Washington Free Beacon – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations criticized the international body for its anti-Israel bias after Syria and a slew of other nations ordered the Jewish state to pay $1.1 million in “damages” resulting from its campaign to stop Hezbollah terrorists.

Included in the U.N. General Assembly’s latest “peacekeeping budget,” which was passed late last month, is “a call for Israel to pay some $1.1 million for damages to United Nations property following the shelling of the Qana village in southern Lebanon.” The U.N., led by Syria, has been pushing this resolution since 1996, when the incident first occurred, a move that Israel’s ambassador called biased.

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