The question is general, but the obvious context is the fact that Gaza is governed (and presumably, if not for US/Israel support to Fatah, entire Palestinian territory would be governed) by Hamas, whose official goal is destruction of Israel (e.g. see [1] and [2] and [3]).

The UN seems strongly in favor of granting Palestine the statehood - and when that happens, it would be a UN member state whose official goal is destruction of Israel.

  • Is there anything in UN charter or laws prohibiting a country to seek a destruction of another country?

  • If there is, what specifically are the measures within UN's power to counteract such a situation? Strongly worded statement? Exclusion from UN? Nothing?

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    Do you have some reference that agrees that the UN is strongly in favor of granting Palestinian Statehood? Being willing to consider it is different than supporting it. Jul 28, 2014 at 18:49
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is has no basis in the reality of politics Jul 31, 2014 at 16:04
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    Seems to be Israel is much more guilty of "to seek a destructiom of another country" - Palestine - than the other way around... After all, it's Isreal that's occupied/anexed most of what was supposed to become Palestine... It's Israel that used terror to scare away tens-of-thousands Palestinians... and it's Israel that kills thousand of Palestinian civilians. Aug 4, 2014 at 12:14
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    @SVilcans - "they seem to be accepting a two-state solution" - that's a big lie. Hell, even FATAH when speaking in lagguages other than English doesn't accept that (witness FATAH ambassador to Iran's speach this week)
    – user4012
    Aug 13, 2014 at 15:28
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    @SVilcans - you mean videos on Youtube of PA representatives speaking what they (and you) don't want to be heard in English and what they really mean when they don't make empty promises to the West? If you have doubts of what they are saying (I don't as I had someone who understands Arabic listen), ask on Skeptics.
    – user4012
    Aug 14, 2014 at 14:58

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The UN charter prohibits using force in disputes. That's all.

You have rigtht to want destruction of another country, not recognize it or dispute its territory, but you are discouraged from applying force.

Those who start wars of aggression, in theory are subject to criminal courts.

Also if a country attacked based on such strive to destruct it, it can legally respond with force.

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