Gaza Strip Crisis: Singapore Backs UN Resolution, Flags Omissions on Hamas Act & Israel’s Right

Gaza Strip Crisis Singapore Backs UN Resolution, Flags Omissions on Hamas Act Israels Right
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  1. Singapore backs UN Resolution for the protection of civilians and upholding of humanitarian obligations.
  2. The nation regrets omissions regarding Hamas’ acts of terror and Israel’s right to self-defence.
  3. All parties’ need for adherence to international law, including international humanitarian law, highlighted.

MFA recently shed light on Singapore’s stance on the UN’s latest resolution.

Here’s the fuller story.

The UN Resolution

A UN resolution goes up for vote.

Named “Protection of Civilians and Upholding Legal and Humanitarian Obligations”, it shakes the international community.

The resolution reinforces respect for international law, including humanitarian law.

This resolution reaffirms all parties’ obligations to respect and uphold international law, including international humanitarian law. It expresses strong support for the efforts by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and for his calls for the immediate and unrestricted access of humanitarian aid, and to respond to the most basic needs of the Palestinian civilian population amidst the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. It demands that all parties immediately and fully comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law. These obligations have been spelt out in many UN Security Council Resolutions.


Singapore’s Vote for the UN Resolution

Singapore’s delegate votes in favour.

But not without expressing regrets.

The resolution overlooks two significant points – Hamas’s acts of terror and the absence of Israel’s right to defend.

“We deeply regret that this resolution has two glaring and significant omissions.”, the Singaporean representative voiced out.

The Glaring Omissions

The first leaves out Hamas’ acts of terror leading to 1,400 Israeli deaths and over 200 abductions.

Singapore condemns these acts and calls for the release of all hostages.

Meanwhile, the second ignores Israel’s rights to defend its citizens and territory.

A right that Singapore believes is legitimate for every nation.

Singapore’s Consistent Advocacy

Despite the omissions, Singapore stands firm in its decision to support the resolution.

The representative explains, “Singapore supported this resolution because we have always been a consistent advocate and defender of international law, the UN Charter, and the rules-based multilateral system.”

Singapore’s support for the resolution thus reflects the nation’s commitment to these principles.

The Demand of the Resolution

The resolution demands compliance with international law, including humanitarian law, from all parties.

It also champions the Secretary-General’s efforts for immediate and unrestricted humanitarian aid access to Gaza’s Palestinian civilian population amidst the ongoing crisis.

“This resolution reaffirms all parties’ obligations to respect and uphold international law, including international humanitarian law.”, Singapore reaffirms.

The Consequences for Singapore

As a player on the international field, Singapore’s support matters.

Supporting this resolution helps uphold the pillars of civilisation.

How the future unfolds remains to be seen.

What’s important, however, lies in the protection of innocent lives.

Towards a More Accountable Future

International law and obligations hold the foundation of a just and accountable society.

In embracing these principles, Singapore paves the path for a future where every country upholds its responsibilities and protects its citizens.

We look towards such a future, one where justice and humanity reign supreme.

What are your thoughts on Singapore’s support for the UN resolution?

How do you see this influencing future decisions?

Let’s chat in the comments section below.

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Written by Patrick Tan

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