US opposes UN resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in Gaza amid rising tensions

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US Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood instructed reporters forward of Wednesday’s month-to-month Mideast assembly that “another resolution is not necessarily going to change anything on the ground”.

The United States stated on Wednesday a proposed UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and a halt to Israel’s navy operation in the southern metropolis of Rafah “is not going to be helpful”. Algeria, the Arab consultant on the council, circulated the draft resolution on Tuesday night to its 15 members after emergency council consultations on the escalating Israeli operation in Rafah.

US Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood instructed reporters forward of Wednesday’s month-to-month Mideast assembly that “another resolution is not necessarily going to change anything on the ground”.

He stated the US is concentrated on getting an settlement on a short lived pause in the combating and the discharge of some 125 hostages taken throughout Hamas’ October 7 invasion of southern Israel after which engaged on a long-term finish to the seven-month warfare.

Majed Bamya, the Palestinian deputy ambassador, instructed the council assembly that adopting the resolution could be an necessary step “to force Israel to halt its military offensive and to withdraw its occupation forces, and to ensure an immediate ceasefire”.

Algeria’s UN Ambassador Amar Bendjama circulated the resolution as Israel pushed forward with its navy operation in Rafah, the place over one million Palestinians had sought refuge from Israel’s Gaza offensive. Most have now fled, however the UN says no place in Gaza is protected, and humanitarian situations are dire.

The draft resolution calls for compliance with earlier council resolutions that decision for the opening of all border crossings and humanitarian entry to Gaza’s 2.3 million individuals who want meals and different assist.

The draft resolution, obtained on Tuesday night by The Associated Press, additionally calls for that every one events respect the ceasefire and requires the discharge of all hostages.

Some diplomats stated they hoped for a fast vote, at the same time as early as Wednesday, however the US opposition leaves the resolution’s future in doubt. “It is our hope that it can be done as quickly as possible because life is in the balance,” Chinese Ambassador Fu Cong instructed reporters after Tuesday’s assembly.

The United States has vetoed a number of resolutions demanding a ceasefire in Gaza, though it abstained on a name for a short lived cessation in the course of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The draft additionally calls for compliance with earlier Security Council resolutions that decision for the opening of all border crossings and humanitarian entry to Gaza’s 2.3 million individuals who desperately want meals and different assist.

The proposed resolution says that “the catastrophic situation in the Gaza Strip constitutes a threat to regional and international peace and security”.

It expresses grave concern at “famine spreading throughout the Gaza Strip” and the struggling of Palestinians who took refuge in Rafah.

The resolution would demand that Israel ”instantly halt its navy offensive, and some other motion in Rafah”.

The draft condemns what it calls “the indiscriminate concentrating on of civilians, together with ladies and kids, and civilian infrastructure” and reiterates the council’s demand for all events to adjust to worldwide legislation requiring the safety of civilians.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA workers and is printed from PTI)


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