As yu probably know by now, the Israel-Hamas war is shaking the world. Take a look at the latest reports about this extremely important matter below.
The latest on Israel-Hamas war
CNN has just reported the fact that the United States has vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council which called for a humanitarian pause in besieged Gaza.
As expected, this move was able to spark more criticism of political paralysis in the powerful global body.
The brief draft resolution that has been proposed by Brazil, condemned the October 7 terror attacks in Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas. As you probably read by now, these killed over 1,400 people, and urged the release of hostages taken.
“It also called on all parties to comply with international law and protect civilian lives in Hamas-controlled Gaza amid a ferocious retaliation by Israeli warplanes. The international community should engineer “humanitarian pauses” in the fighting to allow for aid delivery, it said,” according to CNN.
CNN also explained the fact that twelve of the council’s 15 members approved the draft on Wednesday, with the UK and Russia abstaining, and a US veto.
Check out this relevant tweet below:
Biden: “We mourn every innocent life lost, we can’t ignore the humanity of innocent Palestinians”. But the US the was only nation to veto an immediate Gaza ceasefire at the UN Security Council?
The war machine keeps turning pic.twitter.com/JDX1zkoSc2
— avgwoke (@avgwoke) October 20, 2023
A lot of people have expressed their disgust with the US’ latest move that keeps civilians from receiving humanitarian help.
CNN notes that the Security Council is the UN’s most powerful body, “but is frequently hampered by the veto power held by each of its five permanent members. Recent draft resolutions have also been stymied by Russian vetoes when it comes to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.”
12 countries voted for a “humanitarian pause” of the violence.
British & Russia abstained from voting.
US votes NO.
And with their status, the U.S. got to veto the motion.
Just so you know why we are here. pic.twitter.com/eJ8SgeAsgW
— Pretty Thanos (@LamarMF) October 19, 2023
It is also really important that we mention the fact that Russia last week proposed another resolution. With this move, the nation was calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza – but, as expected, that also failed to pass.
Check out more details in the original article posted by CNN.