UN Passes Resolution Demanding Ceasefire In Gaza


 The United Nations Security Council (UN) issued a resolution condemning Israel's actions in killing civilians in Gaza.

It follows a warning by the President of the United States (US) Joe Biden about the loss of international support following the 'indiscriminate' bombing.

The resolution presented by Egypt received 153 votes in favor of the 193 members who gathered for the emergency special session on Palestine.

However, ten countries including the US, Israel and Austria voted against the resolution. Meanwhile, 23 countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Ukraine chose to abstain.

The raised resolution aims to provide protection to the Palestinian civilian population through international humanitarian law while demanding that all parties comply with their obligations, especially regarding community protection.

The draft resolution also demanded the 'immediate and unconditional release' of all hostages and ensure humanitarian access.

Last October, the Agong Assembly voted to support a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. There are 121 countries in favor, 14 countries against and 44 abstentions.

The Gaza Health Ministry said Israel's attack on Gaza to crush Hamas has already killed at least 18,205 Palestinians and injured nearly 50,000 more since October 7.

Meanwhile, the senior official of the Palestinian Islamic group, Izzat El-Reshiq in a statement today said Hamas also welcomed the UN's demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and urged the international community to continue pressuring Israel to comply with the resolution.