US vetoes Security Council resolution for humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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The United States on Friday used its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block the passage of a resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire that would require Israel to halt its war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.  

The U.S. opposed the draft resolution because the text was “divorced from reality,” said Robert Wood, Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs, in remarks to the Security Council. 

“We still cannot comprehend why the resolution’s authors declined to include language condemning Hamas’ horrific terrorist attack on Israel on October 7,”...

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