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Published Oct 28, 2023 at 12:02 AM IST

US says Gaza resolution deeply flawed

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution Monday calling for a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza that would lead to a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers. The resolution, the first of its kind, was a response to the surprise attacks on Israel on October 7 and the ongoing military response and promise to destroy Hamas. The resolution was adopted by the 193-member General Assembly by 120-14 votes to 45 abstentions. The vote came after the United States rejected a Canadian amendment that would have unequivocally condemned the Oct. 7 "terrorist attacks" by Hamas and demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the group. The United States said it had co-sponsored the amendment, which will be included in the upcoming draft resolution, which would also condemn Hamas for its attack on Israel and its holding of Israeli citizens hostage.


 

Published October 29th, 2023 at 00:02 IST

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