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Security Council passes resolution to send aid to Gaza, not ceasefire

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The UN Security Council has passed a resolution to send adequate humanitarian aid to the besieged Palestinian Gaza Strip. However, there is no ceasefire in this proposal. The vote was held on Friday local time in the United States.

Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported that 13 out of 15 Security Council countries voted in favor of the resolution, but the United States and Russia abstained. As a result, the proposal passed by a vote of 13-0.

Before this, on December 15, the United Arab Emirates made the proposal in the Security Council. First it called for an ‘immediate cessation of hostilities’. However, in the last few days, the language of the proposal has been changed due to pressure from the United States.

Russia, one of the permanent members of the Security Council, said the proposal was a “toothless” and “incompetent” proposal.

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, said that the resolution did not mention a ceasefire. Instead, it has given the Israeli military full freedom to carry out more brutality in the Gaza Strip.



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