Global Community Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza During Ramadan as UN Rejects Russia’s Amendment

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Urging “Immediate” Ceasefire in Gaza

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire during the month of Ramadan in the Gaza Strip. This was promoted by Algeria and nine other non-permanent member countries. The approval comes after the Israeli Army’s military offensive on the Palestinian enclave, which has resulted in over 32,000 deaths.

UN Secretary General António Guterres announced the approval of the resolution on social media, emphasizing the importance of ending violence and securing hostage releases. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor, no votes against, and one abstention – from the United States. The Council rejected a previous amendment from Russia that called for stronger language in the resolution.

The Algerian ambassador to the UN praised the Council for taking responsibility to maintain international peace and security. He urged caution before it’s too late to end bloodshed. Meanwhile, US representative to the UN expressed support for the resolution and encouraged Hamas to accept a ceasefire agreement.

The text of this resolution demands an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan, leading to permanent peace in Palestine. It calls for hostage releases held by Hamas and access to medical care for those in need in Gaza. The resolution underscores civilian protection and aid delivery as necessary for lasting peace efforts in Gaza.

This is not only significant because it marks a first approved by the Council calling for a ceasefire specifically in Gaza but also because it reaffirms parties’ obligations under international law to protect civilians amid ongoing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Despite political implications, this action finally shows movement towards resolving one of today’s most pressing conflicts on global stage at last.

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