United Nations Secures Ceasefire in Gaza During Ramadan: A Step Towards Permanent Peace and Protecting Civilians

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Urging “Immediate” Ceasefire in Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during the month of Ramadan. This was promoted by Algeria and nine other non-permanent member countries, with Israel being the only country to abstain from the vote.

UN Secretary General António Guterres announced the approval on social media, emphasizing the importance of ending violence and securing hostages’ release. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor and no opposition, rejecting Russia’s amendment that called for stronger language.

The Algerian ambassador to the UN praised the Council for its responsibility to maintain international peace and security, urging an end to bloodshed before it’s too late. Meanwhile, the US representative supported the resolution and urged Hamas to accept the ceasefire agreement.

The text of this resolution demands an immediate ceasefire leading to permanent peace in Gaza, releasing all hostages held by Hamas, ensuring humanitarian access for medical needs, and protecting civilians while delivering aid. This is significant as it marks the first time a Council resolution calls specifically for a ceasefire in Gaza, reminding parties of their obligation under international law to protect civilians. Despite political implications and tensions between countries involved in previous unsuccessful attempts at passing ceasefire resolutions, this action shows hope in addressing ongoing crises such as those in Gaza.

Leave a Reply