Although Jerusalem has supported resolutions against Syrian Human Rights violations in the past, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, Israel has never co-sponsored a resolution with the Saudis.
• Syrian official called out Israel’s co-sponsoring the resolution as demonstrative of secret alliance between Riyadh and the Israelis.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel co-sponsored a Saudi resolution against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday for the first time.
The resolution passed; with 108 countries voting in favor, 17 against and 58 abstaining.Israel has in the past supported similar resolutions, including those submitted by Saudi Arabia, but has never co-sponsored such a resolution alongside Riyadh.
The Saudi ambassador began the discussion on the resolution by accusing the Assad regime of the murder of innocent people, condemning “the grave deterioration in the state of human rights in Syria, including indiscriminate killing and intentional attacks against civilians, which caused the death of over 400,000 people, including 17,000 children.”
The list of state sponsors was then read out, including Israel, prompting the Syrian ambassador to attack Saudi Arabia.
The Syrian representative congratulated his Saudi counterpart for the fact Israel had joined the list of co-sponsors, saying it was a demonstration of the secret alliance between the two countries.
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