The United Nations General Assembly : Humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
Background of the Motion
With the vote showing Israel and the United States largely isolated over
the war attacking 2.3 million Palestinians and killing nearly 8,000
Motion for humanitarian ceasefire debated at UN precisely the same time as Israel launched its fiercest attacks yet.
It received 120 "Yes" votes, 45 "abstentions," and 14 "No" votes
The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Details of the Resolution
The adopted resolution calls for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities” and “firmly rejects any attempts at the forced transfer of the Palestinian civilian population”.
It also stresses the need to avoid a wider escalation of the fighting and demands increased humanitarian aid for Gaza, where only a small handful of trucks carrying aid have been allowed to enter over the last week.
The resolution calls for the immediate release of all civilians being held hostage and condemns “all acts of terrorism and indiscriminate attacks” including those on Israeli civilians, but does not name Hamas specifically.
A Canadian-introduced amendment to the resolution that would have added a
condemnation of the Hamas attack did not receive the necessary