A US sponsored resolution condemning Hamas' firing of rockets failed to be adopted at the UN General Assembly today.
The resolution required a two-thirds majority to be passed, however, only 87 states voted in favour of the resolution.
Sri Lanka was one of 33 states which abstained, along side 57 voting against.
Hamas thanked UNGA member states who "stood by our people's resistance and the justice of their cause."
The group criticised the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, stating she was "known for her extremism and her positions that support the Zionist terrorism in Palestine".