General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak declared that under United Nations rules a two-thirds vote was needed so the amendment failed.
The U.S. says Israel is unfairly singled out in the draft and has proposed an amendment condemning Hamas for firing rockets into Israel and inciting violence along the Gaza-Israel border fence, "thereby putting civilians at risk". "It blames everything on Israel", Haley said. Diplomats said Algeria, which presented the draft resolution with Turkey, could push for a "no-action" motion to block a vote on the U.S. amendments.
"Any resolution focused on the protection of civilians in Gaza must recognize the destabilizing and reckless actions of Hamas, which endanger the lives and livelihoods of innocent civilians", Haley wrote in a letter sent to fellow ambassadors on the eve of the vote.
Haley sent a letter to United Nations ambassadors Tuesday calling the proposed General Assembly resolution "fundamentally imbalanced" for not mentioning Hamas.
"We can not remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people", Mansour said.
Haley had warned at the time that Washington was "taking names" of countries that supported the resolution.
A USA official also told Axios that the Trump administration wants to launch a peace plan when the circumstances are "right", and that Kushner and Greenblatt are interested in input from the parties involved.
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The U.S.' support for Israel during the recent uptick in violence on the Gaza-Israel border has been criticized by many human rights groups.
The resolution deplores Israel's use of "excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" against Palestinian civilians and calls for protection measures for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
Brett Bruen, a former Obama administration official and president of Global Situation Room, told CBS News at the United Nations on Wednesday that USA actions in the Middle East are "costly for Israel, which has grown further isolated" as the US irritates allies and emboldens adversaries.
Meanwhile, the United States voted against a Kuwait-drafted UN Security Council resolution on June 2 calling for the protection of Palestinian civilians.
As the General Assembly prepared for its final vote of the day, on the unamended resolution sponsored by Algeria and Turkey, it was already clear to stunned Arab delegates that one-third of the UN's 193 member states had joined the U.S. in condemning Hamas - and that many more chose to abstain, rather than vote against.
He warned ambassadors that by supporting the resolution "you are empowering Hamas".
"I do not think that we will see any change at the moment and therefore we must show more resolve, because in the end we are facing Hamas, the hostile organisation that does not recognise Israel", he said adding that any facilitations or changes in the nature of the humanitarian situation in Gaza will not change the nature of the hard reality there.
The European Union's ambassador Joanne Adamson, deputy head of the delegation to the United Nations said "Israeli security forces must refrain from the excessive use of force against unarmed civilians".