The UN Security Council passed a resolution for a cease-fire in Gaza

Last Updated on March 26, 2024 4:52 am

Finally, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution for an emergency ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

The resolution passed on Monday (March 25) calls for a cease-fire in Gaza as well as the swift and unconditional release of hostages held by Hamas, the group that controls the Gaza Strip.

14 out of 15 members of the Security Council voted in favor of the resolution. The United States abstained from voting.

After the vote, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield blamed Hamas for the delay in passing the ceasefire resolution. He said, the United States does not agree with everything in the proposal. So we abstained from voting.

He said, certain amendment proposals have been ignored. Among these was our proposal to condemn Hamas.

The US envoy said the release of the hostages would increase the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Incidentally, Israel’s oldest and most tried ally, the United States, has objected or vetoed almost every proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza. Those resolutions did not see the light of day mainly because of the US veto.

But the dissatisfaction between Israel and the United States is increasing day by day with the ongoing operations of the Israeli forces in Gaza. International political analysts say that the United States did not veto the proposal on Monday.

Note that the Security Council’s proposal is an international law. All member states of the United Nations are obliged to comply with it.

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