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UN resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire is vetoed by U.S

The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution Friday calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Thirteen countries voted in favor while Britain abstained.

نویسنده: Shir Ali Jafari
9 Dec 2023
UN resolution calling for Gaza ceasefire is vetoed by U.S
Palestinians are inspecting the debris at the Jaffa Mosque, which was hit by an Israeli bombardment, in Deir el-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on December 8, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and Hamas. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via AP)

On 8th Dec, UN Security Council resolution draft for immediate ceasefire in Gaza was vetoed by The United State.

During the debate, the Palestinian ambassador with citing the thousands killed or injured in Israel’s assault on Gaza, saying “enough is enough,” on the contrary, Israel’s envoy said a ceasefire can extend the war, and the best option for peace is elimination of Hamas.

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says Gaza’s southernmost governorate of Rafah is the “almost exclusive area” in the strip where limited aid distribution is taking place.

 

“In the Khan Younis governorate and the Middle Area, aid distribution has largely stopped over the past few days due to the intensity of hostilities and restrictions of movement along the main roads, except for limited fuel deliveries to key service providers,” OCHA said in a statement early Saturday.

 

Thirteen countries were in favor of the resolution while the United States vetoed and the UK abstained.

On Friday, UN chief Antonio Guterres called the current state of affairs is a threat to international peace and security, saying that “we are at a breaking point,” as the civilians face hunger due to Israel’s hundreds of daily strikes in Gaza.

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