Headline RoundupJune 10th, 2024

UN Security Council Endorses US-Drafted Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Proposal

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to endorse an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire proposal drafted by the United States. 

For Context: President Joe Biden outlined that plan late last month. The three-phrase plan to wind down the conflict involves an immediate 6-week ceasefire as the two sides return to the negotiation table. In phase two, all remaining hostages would be released, and Israeli forces would withdraw from Gaza. The third phase entails the reconstruction of Gaza. 

Details: Fourteen out of 15 members voted in favor of the resolution. The Russian Federation abstained. 

Key Quotes: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated, “Today this council sent a clear message to Hamas, accept the cease-fire deal on the table. Israel has already agreed to this deal and the fighting could stop today if Hamas would do the same.” Nate Evans, spokesperson for the U.S. mission to the U.N., stated, “Israel has accepted this proposal and the Security Council has an opportunity to speak with one voice and call on Hamas to do the same.”

How the Media Covered It: Despite some outlets reporting that Israel has approved the ceasefire resolution, NBC News (Lean Left bias) reported that “there are signs that Israel may not be on board with this proposal,” citing an unnamed senior Biden administration official indicating that the rescue of Israeli four hostages in Gaza over the weekend had “strengthened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s determination to continue the Gaza invasion.”

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