New York: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution, urging the implementation of immediate and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip. This is intended to facilitate the delivery of aid and medical evacuations. The resolution follows four unsuccessful attempts to address Israel’s war on Gaza.
According to reports, the resolution was presented by Malta on Wednesday. In the voting, 12 countries voted in favor of the resolution: China, France, UAE, Ghana, Albania, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland, and Gabon, while the permanent members, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia, did not participate in the voting.
The resolution also demands the immediate release of hostages by Hamas and other groups. The United Nations Secretary-General has been urged to monitor the situation and provide reports on the implementation of the resolution.
The Security Council’s agreement emphasizes the adherence to international laws by all parties involved. However, Israel seems to not care about the resolution as Israel’s ambassador to the UN, while criticizing the resolution said that Israel will continue to do what it wants to.
The @UN Security Council’s resolution is disconnected from reality and is meaningless. Regardless of what the Council decides, Israel will continue acting according to int’l law while the Hamas terrorists will not even read the resolution at all, let alone abide by it. It is…
— Ambassador Gilad Erdan גלעד ארדן (@giladerdan1) November 15, 2023
Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to the UN took to the social media platform ‘X’ after the UN passed the resolution and said:
“The UN Security Council’s resolution is disconnected from reality and is meaningless. Regardless of what the Council decides, Israel will continue acting according to int’l law while the Hamas terrorists will not even read the resolution at all, let alone abide by it.
“It is unfortunate that the Council continues to ignore, not condemn, or even mention the massacre that Hamas carried out on October 7, which led to the war in Gaza.
“It is truly shameful! Hamas’s strategy is to deliberately deteriorate the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and increase the number of Palestinian casualties in order to motivate the UN and the Security Council to stop Israel. It will not happen. Israel will continue to act until Hamas is destroyed and the hostages are returned.”