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Tue 20 Feb 2024 9:26 am - Jerusalem Time

The Security Council votes today on a draft resolution to stop the war on Gaza

Today, Tuesday, the UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for humanitarian reasons, submitted by Algeria on behalf of the Arab Group.


Algeria had initially distributed the draft at the end of last month, but some permanent members demanded negotiations on the resolution, while the United States threatened to use its veto power, and distributed an alternative draft for voting in the coming days.


The Algerian project calls for stopping the war on Gaza, and asking the parties to the conflict to comply with their obligations under international law and protect civilians and civilian objects.


The American project stipulates “a temporary ceasefire when conditions permit,” and stresses “the urgent need for a plan to ensure the protection of civilians and avoid their displacement in the event of a major military attack in Rafah.”


In order for any proposal to be approved in the Security Council, it must receive the support of at least nine votes and not use the veto by the United States, France, Britain, Russia, or China.


The Israeli forces have continued their aggression on land, sea and air against the Gaza Strip since the 7th of last October, which resulted in the death of 29,092 citizens, the majority of whom were women and children, and the injury of more than 68,883 others, an infinite toll.

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The Security Council votes today on a draft resolution to stop the war on Gaza

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