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US blocks UN Security Council action on Israel, Gaza; veto criticized by international community.

The United States Vetoes UN Resolution on Humanitarian Aid Access to Gaza

The United States Blocks UN Resolution for Humanitarian Pauses in Israel-Palestine Conflict

The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that aimed to establish humanitarian pauses in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants. The resolution sought to facilitate humanitarian aid access to the Gaza Strip, where civilians have been severely impacted by the violence.

The Brazilian-drafted text, which received support from twelve council members, was twice delayed as the United States attempted to negotiate aid access to Gaza. However, Russia and Britain chose to abstain from the vote.

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It is a well-known fact that the United States consistently shields its ally Israel from any Security Council action. This veto once again highlights this stance.

Secretary-General Urges Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire and Aid Access

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in order to allow for the safe release of hostages and the much-needed access of humanitarian aid to Gaza. The situation in the region has become increasingly dire, necessitating urgent action to alleviate the suffering of the civilian population.

The draft resolution also condemned the recent order by Israel for civilians and U.N. staff in Gaza to relocate to the south of the Palestinian enclave. It also denounced the “terrorist attacks by Hamas” without explicitly naming Israel.

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Israel’s Aggressive Measures and Humanitarian Crisis

Last week, Israel ordered approximately 1.1 million people in Gaza, nearly half of the population, to move south as it prepares for a ground offensive. This decision comes in response to the deadliest Hamas attack on Israeli civilians in the country’s history.

The Israeli government has imposed a total siege on Gaza, subjecting it to intense bombardment, and has vowed to eradicate Hamas. This ongoing aggression has resulted in the deaths of over 3,000 Palestinians, according to Palestinian officials.

Resolution Condemns Violence and Calls for Hostage Release

The draft U.N. resolution condemned all acts of violence and terrorism against civilians and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. It aimed to address the humanitarian crisis and restore stability to the region.

In conclusion, the United States’ veto of the UN resolution further exacerbates the dire situation in Gaza. The international community must continue to push for a peaceful resolution and ensure the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to those in need.

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