“Cease fire immediately.” UN resolution on Gaza, the US abandons Israel

2024-03-25T18:38:08+01:00 Israeli Ambassador to the UN: “Disgusted” According to the Times of Israel, Gilad Erdan, Israeli ambassador to the UN, said he was disgusted by today's vote at the United Nations: “For this Council, Israeli …

"Cease fire immediately."  UN resolution on Gaza, the US abandons Israel

Israeli Ambassador to the UN: “Disgusted”

According to the Times of Israel, Gilad Erdan, Israeli ambassador to the UN, said he was disgusted by today's vote at the United Nations: “For this Council, Israeli blood is worth little. I am disgusted – he said – On the one hand, the resolution states that taking civilians hostage is a violation of international law, but on the other – despite knowing that Hamas will not listen to your requests and will not release the hostages – you call for a ceasefire ”. For Israel, not only is the resolution “not useful”, but “it undermines efforts to secure their release. It is detrimental to these efforts because it gives the Hamas terrorists the hope of obtaining a ceasefire without releasing the hostages.”


Gallant: “We have no right to stop the war”

“I am now beginning my visit to Washington as a representative of the State of Israel, on behalf of the Government of Israel. “I came here to reflect on the importance of strengthening the IDF and empowering the State of Israel.”

“In my first meeting, which will take place with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, I will emphasize the importance of destroying Hamas and bringing the hostages home. We will operate against Hamas everywhere, even in places we have not yet been. “We will identify an alternative to Hamas, so that the IDF can complete its mission.”

“We have no moral right to stop the war while there are still hostages held in Gaza. The lack of a decisive victory in Gaza could bring us closer to a war in the north.”


The statement from the Israeli prime minister's office

“Today the United States abandoned its policy at the UN. Just a few days ago he supported a Security Council resolution linking the ceasefire call to the release of hostages.
China and Russia vetoed that resolution in part because they opposed a ceasefire tied to the release of the hostages. Yet today, Russia and China joined Algeria and others in supporting the new resolution precisely because no such connection existed.
Unfortunately, the United States did not veto the new resolution, which calls for a ceasefire not conditional on the release of the hostages.
This constitutes a clear departure from the consistent position of the United States in the Security Council since the beginning of the war.
Today's resolution gives Hamas hope that international pressure will force Israel to accept a ceasefire without the release of our hostages, thus damaging both the war effort and the effort to free the hostages.
Prime Minister Netanyahu made it clear last night that if the United States deviated from its principled policy and did not veto this harmful resolution, it would cancel the visit of the Israeli delegation to the United States. In light of the change in the US position, Prime Minister Netanyahu has decided that the delegation will remain in Israel.”


Hamas: “Ready to exchange hostages-prisoners”

After the UN resolution, Hamas declared itself ready for an exchange of hostages.


Netanyahu blocks Israeli delegation

An Israeli delegation was leaving for Washington but was stopped. The US says it is “very disappointed” by this choice.

Today's vote “is a clear step back from the consistent US positions since the beginning of the war,” Netanyahu's office said. “This withdrawal affects the war effort and to free our hostages because it offers Hamas hope that international pressure will allow it to achieve a ceasefire without freeing our hostages.”


The USA: “Release the hostages”

American Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield: “”We must put pressure on Hamas, the ceasefire can begin immediately with the release of the first hostage, and this is the only path.”

Israel, however, accuses the United States of having passed a resolution that in fact does not make the ceasefire conditional on the release of the hostages, thus giving enormous blackmail power to Hamas.


The US abstained

The resolution passed only thanks to the abstention of the US, which for the first time did not use a veto.

The resolution obtained 14 votes in favor and American abstention. Votes in favor of: Russia, China, France, Great Britain, Algeria, Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, South Korea, Sierra Leone, Slovenia and Switzerland


Guterres: “Resolution must be implemented”

“The UN Security Council has just passed a long-awaited resolution on Gaza, calling for an immediate ceasefire and the release of all hostages. This resolution must be implemented, failure would be unforgivable.” Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the UN, says so that in recent days he had ended up in Israel's sights with accusations of anti-Semitism.


UNI calls for ceasefire

For the first time since the outbreak of the war in the Gaza Strip, theUN approved one resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The text calls for “an immediate ceasefire for Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting and sustainable ceasefire and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as the guarantee of humanitarian access to deal with the their medical and humanitarian needs”.