Israel rejects UNSC call for humanitarian pauses

UN Security Council passes resolution urging humanitarian pauses in Gaza. Israel rejects

by Niresh Eliatamby 16-11-2023 | 6:51 AM

Colombo (News 1st) - Israel on Thursday rejected a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for humanitarian pauses in the assualt on Gaza, foreign media reported.

The UNSC on Wednesday adopted the resolution by a vote of 12-0, with abstentions by the United States, United Kingdom and Russia.

The resolution called for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip” to allow for aid delivery and medical evacuations.

The resolution was brought by Malta. Those who voted for it were Albania, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland and the UAE.

The UNSC had previously had four failed attempts at passing a resolution on Gaza.

In response, the Israeli ambassador to the UN called the resolution "disconnected and meaningless" and said Israel would continue its military action.

More than 12,000 people have been killed in the Israeli assault on Gaza since October 7 when Hamas militants attacked Israel killing 1,200 people and taking approximately 200 hostages.

"Israel will continue to act until Hamas is destroyed and the hostages are returned," the Israeli ambassador said on the social media platform X.