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June 11, 2019 4:36 pm

For First Time at UN, India Votes With Israel and Against Group With Ties to Terror

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The United Nations building in New York. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – For the first time ever, India voted last week with Israel at the United Nations against granting observer status to a Palestinian human rights organization named “Shahed.”

The motion at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was rejected by a 28-14 tally.

“Thank you #India for standing with @IsraelinUN and rejecting the request of terrorist organization “Shahed” to obtain the status of an observer in #UN. Together we will continue to act against terrorist organizations that intend to harm,” tweeted Maya Kadosh, deputy chief of mission at the Israel embassy in India.

Kadosh told ThePrint that Shahed was connected to the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

“This is a good sign. … India was the first country to support us amongst the Asia group, so we are very happy,” she said.

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