Shame on the Philippine government!

The Philippines abstained from voting in a UN General Assembly resolution on “protection of civilians and upholding legal and humanitarian obligations” in the ongoing Gaza crisis. The US meanwhile voted NO along with 13 other countries.

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We find the Philippine vote/abstention utterly shameful. Neutrality in the time of genocide is unacceptable. The situation in Gaza has reached its worst so far since the bombings began. We cannot as a country remain silent to the unfolding catastrophe. Shame on the Philippine government. No regard for human rights at home, no regard for human rights abroad.

The Philippine explanation of its abstention is a total cop out. It makes the mention of October 7 and Hamas a requirement for supporting a resolution opposing the killings of Palestinian children and civilians. The Philippine abstention echoes the Zionist line and serves to condone genocide. There is no other way to describe it.


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