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Mon 10 Jun 2024 11:06 pm - Jerusalem Time

The Security Council adopts a US draft resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in which it welcomed the American proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, which was announced on May 31.


14 members voted in favor of the resolution, whose draft was presented by the United States of America, and Russia abstained from voting.


The American proposal, in its first phase, includes an immediate and complete ceasefire with the release of prisoners and a prisoner exchange, the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation forces from populated areas in Gaza, and the return of Palestinian civilians to their homes and neighborhoods in all areas of Gaza, including the north, as well as safe distribution. Effective and widespread humanitarian assistance throughout the Strip to all Palestinian civilians in need, including housing units provided by the international community.


The second phase includes a permanent cessation of the war in exchange for the release of all prisoners in Gaza, and a complete withdrawal of the occupation forces from the Strip. The third phase includes a plan for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.


In the resolution, the Council rejects any attempt to bring about demographic or regional change in the Gaza Strip, including any measures that reduce the territory of the Strip.


The Council reiterates its firm commitment to the vision of a two-state solution under which two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace and within secure and recognized borders in accordance with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.


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