The United Nations approves the truce resolution in Gaza.  Israel, “Shame” – last minute

The United Nations General Assembly approved the draft resolution submitted by Jordan on behalf of the Arab countries, which focuses on calming the situation in Gaza, ensuring the entry of aid, and preventing forced displacement. The text, which has no binding value, received 120 votes in favour, 14 against (including the United States of America and Israel) and 45 abstentions (including Italy).

Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan said: “Today will go down in history in shame, and it is a dark day for the United Nations, which no longer has any shred of importance or legitimacy.”

The Hamas movement welcomed the United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for a “humanitarian truce” in the Gaza Strip, calling for its immediate implementation and the urgent sending of aid.

The United States blocked the resolution, repeatedly stating that the draft text did not include the words “Hamas” and “hostages.” An amendment put forward by Canada in which Ottawa wanted to add a direct condemnation of the militia attack to the text was rejected.

Despite the majority of 88 countries expressing their support, the amendment did not pass because it did not receive two-thirds of the yes votes.

For reasons similar to those for which the United States of America voted against the armistice resolution, Italy abstained from voting.

“It lacks an unequivocal condemnation of Hamas’ attacks on Israel, lacks recognition of the right of any nation under attack, in this case Israel, to defend itself, and fails to mention the demand for the immediate and unconditional release of the October 7 hostages.” Ambassador Maurizio Massari, Italy’s permanent representative to the United Nations, said.

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