UN Security Council Passes US Resolution Urging Urgent and Total Ceasefire


  The UN Security Council endorsed a resolution to achieve a comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza, through a three-phase plan on Monday, 10 June. President Biden described the agreement as more than a temporary ceasefire, emphasizing its potential to bring about a lasting resolution to the war, stating it would ensure a “durable end to the war.” Approved overwhelmingly with 14 votes in favor and Russia abstaining, Resolution 2735 further urges both conflicting parties to promptly and unconditionally implement the terms of the proposal. Russia’s Permanent Representative informed the Council of a lack of clarity regarding Israel’s commitments outlined in the resolution, stating that too many questions remained unanswered for Moscow to extend its support. As outlined in the resolution, phase one entails an immediate and complete ceasefire, along with the release of various categories of hostages, including women, the elderly, and the wounded. It also involves the return of deceased hostages and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners. Additionally, the resolution calls for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from densely populated areas in Gaza, the return of Palestinians to their homes across the enclave, particularly in the north, and the effective…

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