The UN Security Council adopts a ceasefire resolution aimed at ending the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

2 Min Read

Food and goods stalls have been set up by vendors outside the burnt-out ruins of the UN agency building, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) building, in the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip. | Photo credit: AFP

The UN Security Council adopted its first resolution on June 10, endorsing a ceasefire plan aimed at ending the eight-month war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

The vote on the US-backed resolution was 14-0, with Russia abstaining.

The resolution welcomes a ceasefire proposal announced by President Joe Biden that the United States says has been accepted by Israel. It calls on Hamas, which initially said it viewed the proposal “positively,” to accept the three-phase plan.

It urges Israel and Hamas to “fully implement its terms without delay and without preconditions.”

The war was sparked by Hamas’s surprise Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel, which killed about 1,200 people, mostly Israeli civilians, and took about 250 others hostage. About 120 hostages remain, of which 43 are dead.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, more than 36,700 Palestinians have been killed and more than 83,000 others have been injured in the Israeli military offensive. It also destroyed about 80% of Gaza’s buildings, according to the UN

The Security Council adopted a resolution on March 25 demanding a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ended on April 9, with the US abstaining. But the war did not end.

See also  Palestinians in the West Bank live in the shadow of the war in Gaza
Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *