UN Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza Strip During Ramadan: Resolution Passed Amid Tensions

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 Ramadan in the Gaza Strip. This resolution was pushed by Algeria and nine other non-permanent member countries. The approval came in response to Israel’s military offensive on Palestine, which resulted in over 32,300 deaths.

UN Secretary General António Guterres announced the approval of the resolution on social media, emphasizing the need to end the violence and secure hostage releases. The resolution was 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 stressed the urgency of ending bloodshed before it’s too late. The US representative to the UN expressed support for the resolution and urged Hamas to accept the ceasefire agreement.

The text of the resolution demands an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan, leading to permanent peace in Gaza Strip. It calls for hostages held by Hamas to be released and humanitarian aid access guaranteed for medical needs of Gaza population. The resolution highlights civilians protection and delivery of aid importance.

This is first approved by Council ceasefire calling specifically in Gaza Strip region, emphasizes parties’ obligation under international law to protect civilians, follows unsuccessful previous attempts at passing ceasefire resolutions and recent vetoed text by US, Russia & China despite tensions & political implications; Council finally took action addressing ongoing crisis in Gaza

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