UN approves resolution for humanitarian pauses in Gaza but Russia, US, UK abstain

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UN Security Council's 15 members approve draft for humanitarian pauses after 4 failed attempts to respond to the Israel-Hamas war with 12 votes in favor

UN approves resolution for humanitarian pauses in Gaza but Russia, US, UK abstain

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday passed a resolution calling for "humanitarian pauses and corridors" in Gaza to allow aid delivery and medical evacuations, after four failed attempts to respond to the Israel-Hamas war.

The resolution, aimed at addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, was adopted with 12 votes in favor while the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia abstained from voting.

It calls for "humanitarian pauses and corridors" in Gaza, with the primary objective of facilitating aid delivery and medical evacuations. It also demanded the unconditional release of captives held in Gaza.

Following the vote, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan expressed his dissatisfaction with the resolution, stating that it is "disconnected from reality and is meaningless."

As the international community grapples with finding a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Hamas war, the passage of this resolution marks a step toward addressing the urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza. 


Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of Oct. 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 11,180 people, including 4,506 children, 3,027 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1,200 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 48 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Newsroom

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