UN Security Council Passes Resolution Urging “Immediate” Ceasefire in Gaza

New Era of Peace: UN Approves Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza Strip During Ramadan

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution that called for an immediate ceasefire during the month of Ramadan in the Gaza Strip. This resolution was proposed by Algeria and nine other non-permanent member countries. The approval came after Israel’s military offensive on the Palestinian enclave resulted in more than 32,300 deaths.

UN Secretary General António Guterres announced the approval of the resolution on social media, emphasizing the importance of ending the violence and securing the release of all hostages. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor, no votes against, and one abstention – from the United States. The Council rejected a previous amendment from Russia that called for stronger language in the resolution.

The Algerian ambassador to the UN commended the Council for taking responsibility to maintain international peace and security. He stressed how urgent it was to end the bloodshed before it was too late. Meanwhile, Hamas refused to accept a ceasefire agreement despite calls from various parties including America’s representative at the UN.

The text of this resolution demanded an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan and aimed at achieving permanent peace in the region. It also called for Hamas to release all hostages they were holding onto and guaranteed humanitarian access to address medical needs among Palestinians living in Gaza Strip. The document underscored protecting civilians and ensuring aid delivery as crucial aspects of resolving this crisis peacefully.

This marked first time that such a specific ceasefire request has been approved by UN Security Council regarding Gaza Strip conflict. While there are still political implications involved, this action signifies a step towards addressing longstanding issues affecting millions of people residing within one of world’s most densely populated regions without basic necessities like clean water or adequate food supplies due to ongoing violence and blockade imposed by Israel since 2007 along with Egypt closing its border in 2013 which further exacerbated situation there .

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