US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution for Immediate Gaza Ceasefire, Proposes Temporary Alternative

The US has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza but proposed an alternative resolution advocating a temporary ceasefire and opposing a major ground offensive by Israel in Rafa. The vetoed resolution, backed by 13 out of the 15 council members with the UK abstaining, was criticized by several nations. Amid the ongoing conflict, a severe food poverty crisis affects children in Gaza, with reports indicating that 90% of children under two are in extreme food poverty, with many suffering from malnutrition and weakened immune systems.

  • The US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, backed by 13 members, with the UK abstaining.
  • The US proposed an alternative resolution for a temporary ceasefire and expressed opposition to an Israeli ground offensive in Rafa.
  • China and Russia expressed skepticism about the US’s motives and hinted they might block the US’s alternative draft resolution.
  • There is an urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with reports showing severe food poverty, especially among children.
  • Aid workers are concerned about the potential for high casualties if an Israeli ground invasion occurs in the crowded and essential humanitarian corridor of Rafa.
  • International efforts continue, with a vote in the UK parliament calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Humanitarian agencies are urging the UK and other governments to leverage their influence for an immediate and permanent ceasefire.

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