Breakthrough at Last: Gaza Ceasefire Resolution Passed by UN Security Council Despite Netanyahu’s Threats

Joe Biden criticized from all sides over UN ceasefire resolution in Gaza

During Ramadan, the UN Security Council passed a resolution urging an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional release of all abductees. The decision was supported by 14 countries, with the United States abstaining from voting and refraining from using its veto power. The UN Security Council also emphasized the urgent need for increased aid to Gaza and called for the removal of any obstacles hindering its transfer.

Ahead of the vote on the resolution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israeli delegation that he would cancel their trip to Washington if the US did not veto a ceasefire resolution that included the release of hostages. However, Netanyahu did not inform President Biden of this cancellation. In response to the Security Council’s decision, Netanyahu criticized the United States for deviating from its previous stance linking a ceasefire to hostage releases, highlighting perceived inconsistencies in US policy.

White House spokesman John Kirby clarified that while there was no US veto on the resolution, it did not signal a shift in policy regarding tying a ceasefire to hostage releases. He emphasized that this decision was made to facilitate progress on hostage deals and aid delivery to Gaza. Defense Minister Gallant was scheduled to meet with National Security Adviser Sullivan at the White House to discuss plans for Operation Rafah and ongoing efforts to secure hostage releases.

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