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US vetoes UNSC resolution demanding immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
December 09, 2023

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The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.

The resolution, drafted by the United Arab Emirates and backed by more than hundred countries, gained support from 13 of the 15 Security Council members, with Britain abstaining.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the inability of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution and implement a ceasefire in Gaza as “a disgrace”. He said the US’s veto empowers Israel to continue “killing, destroying and displacing” Palestinians.

France termed the US veto as failure of Security Council. Its envoy in United Nations cleared that France is very concerned by the humanitarian tragedy taking place in Gaza.

Russian envoy to the body also blamed United States for Security Council inaction so far.

Meanwhile, at least ten more people have been killed in latest Israeli army attack on Khan Younis. The bombing targeted a family home in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis.