UNSC Demands Immediate Ceasefire Between Israel And Palestinian Group Hamas In Gaza

The UN Security Council for the first time passed a resolution today demanding an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.

Fourteen countries supported the resolution, but the United States, Israel’s biggest supporter, abstained from the voting. 

US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, blamed Hamas for delay in passing a ceasefire resolution, stating disagreements led to US abstention.
Since the October 7 strikes, the UNSC has been divided on the Israel-Hamas war, passing only two of eight resolutions, both of which dealt primarily with humanitarian help to the devastated Gaza Strip.

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