The United Nations has passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire to end the more than two-month-old conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Palestinian Gaza Strip. This resolution was passed by the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday local time.
British media The Guardian and news agency AFP reported that Mauritania and Egypt raised the proposal at the United Nations. 153 countries including Bangladesh, India voted in favor of the proposal. On the other hand, 10 countries including the United States and Israel voted against it. 23 countries abstained from voting.
Earlier, a maximum of 140 countries voted in a resolution to the UN General Assembly condemning Russia for conducting the war in Ukraine. This time the vote in favor of a resolution for a cease-fire in Gaza exceeded that number.
According to the report of AFP, the passage of a resolution in the UN General Assembly does not mean that it is mandatory to accept it. But it has a political significance. Through this basically the global attitude becomes clear.
Earlier last Friday, the United Arab Emirates presented a resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. However, the proposal was not passed due to the veto of the United States, a member of the Security Council.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden, participating in the election campaign in Washington on Tuesday, said that Israel has started to lose the support of the international community by continuing to attack Gaza. Joe Biden also said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should change his hard-line government in a war situation.
About 18,000 Palestinians have been killed and 49,500 injured in Israeli bombardment since October 7. Since the beginning of the war, Hamas attacks have killed approximately 1,200 people in Israel.