Another UN Security Council Resolution Urging Gaza War Ceasefire Vetoed by US- Israel War on Gaza News

The majority of members voted in favor of an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza, which has resulted in over 29,000 deaths. However, the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on the matter, blocking the demand for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

The draft resolution was introduced by Algeria and put to a vote, with the expectation that it would not pass due to the US’s warning that it would not support the text and proposed a rival draft instead. The US was the only country to vote against the draft, while the United Kingdom abstained. The other 13 member countries of the UN Security Council voted in favor of the text, which called for a halt to the war.

The US ambassador to the UN stated that the resolution was vetoed due to concerns that it would jeopardize talks between the US, Egypt, Israel, and Qatar. She also rejected claims that the veto was an effort to cover for an imminent Israeli ground invasion in Rafah.

Algeria, the current Arab member of the Security Council, introduced the initial draft resolution more than two weeks ago. However, the US proposed a rival draft resolution, which included a softening of language and called for a temporary ceasefire.

The US draft resolution also warned Israel not to launch a ground offensive in Rafah and called for the lifting of barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance. The Algerian-drafted resolution, vetoed by the US, called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and the unconditional release of all hostages.

Historically, the US has shielded Israel from UN action and has previously vetoed two other Security Council resolutions since the war began.

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