UN Security Council approves US ceasefire resolution

UN Security Council approves US ceasefire resolution

The United Nations Security Council passed a United States-drafted resolution urging both Israel and Hamas to agree to and implement the ceasefire proposal announced by President Joe Biden late last month.

Fourteen members of the 15-member body voted in favor of the resolution on Monday, with one abstention from Russia. The vote represents the international community’s view that the war should come to an end.

The resolution states that Israel has “accepted” the deal and “calls upon” Hamas to do the same. It also “urges both parties to fully implement its terms without delay and without condition.” 

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“Today, this council sent a clear message to Hamas: Accept the ceasefire deal on the table. Israel has already agreed to this deal, and the fighting could stop

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