The war in Gaza should stop immediately, a resolution was passed in the UNSC, but America did not vote.


The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution calling for an immediate end to the war that has been going on between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza since October 7 and the unconditional release of all hostages taken. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the long-awaited resolution has been approved and should be implemented as soon as possible.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield blamed Hamas for the delay in passing the ceasefire resolution. He said that we did not agree with everything in the proposal, due to which America did not vote. According to the information, the draft resolution was put forward by 12 non-permanent members of the international forum including Japan, Malta, Algeria, Guyana, Ecuador, Leone, Mozambique, Sierra Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland. Council members called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the month of Ramadan and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday canceled the visit of a high-level delegation to Washington in protest against the UN Security Council's call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution passed 14-0 after the US decided not to use its veto power and instead abstained. Netanyahu expressed unhappiness with America for not opposing the ceasefire proposal.

How long will the ceasefire last?

The new proposal was brought after the US-sponsored proposal was vetoed by Russia and China on Friday. The month of Ramadan is from March 10 to April 9, so the period of ceasefire will last only for two weeks. Voting on this proposal was to be held on Saturday morning, but its sponsors postponed it till Monday morning. Palestinian extremists suddenly attacked Israel on October 7, killing thousands of people and taking about 250 people hostage, after which the war started. It is believed that Hamas is still holding about 100 people hostage.