Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Security Council Approves Historic Ceasefire Call in Gaza

After the Hamas attacks of October 7, the United Nations has finally approved a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory. This decision marks a significant political weight because it is the first time since the Gaza war began that such an initiative has been approved by the Security Council. The resolution calls for an end to hostilities and the release of hostages held by Hamas since October 7, which includes 254 Israelis.

The proposal was made by the 10 non-permanent members of the Council, and was supported by four permanent members – Great Britain, France, China, and Russia – with the abstention of USA. This decision comes at a critical time in the conflict, as Israeli forces were preparing to enter Rafah during Ramadan, a particularly sensitive period for Muslims.

Despite disagreements between Tel Aviv and Washington about the war from its start almost six months ago, this is not an immediate suspension of military aid to Israel. In fact, it has been increased at a time when it poses a threat to Joe Biden’s re-election chances due to its impact on his popularity among young people and Arab American voters who he needs to win in November 5 elections.

The Republican Party fully supports Netanyahu’s position, while Jared Kushner’s son-in-law urges Tel Aviv to “finish the job” in Gaza. However, Netanyahu announced that he will not send a delegation scheduled to leave for Washington this Monday to discuss military offensive in Rafah as requested by US President Joe Biden.

This setback harms both efforts towards ending hostilities and freeing hostages because it gives Hamas hope that international pressure will allow them to accept a ceasefire without releasing kidnapped people. Several leaders in government and opposition expressed support for continuing offensive “until we finish off Hamas and free kidnapped people,” but strongly criticized Netanyahu for canceling delegation to US and raising tension with Hamas’s main ally.

By Aiden Nguyen

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