UN Urges Urgent Truce in Gaza


Assembly Demands “Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire”

In a resounding call for peace, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution demanding an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza.

The measure, passed with 153 votes in favor, 10 against, and 23 abstentions, marks a significant escalation in international pressure to end the ongoing conflict.

The resolution urges both sides to “immediately cease all acts of violence,” emphasizing the urgent need to protect civilians and alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Notably, the Assembly rejected amendments targeting the militant group Hamas, opting for a broader language aimed at securing a swift truce.

“This is a defining moment for the international community.

“We cannot stand idly by while innocent lives are lost and essential infrastructure is destroyed.

“This ceasefire is critical to ensure the delivery of life-saving aid and pave the way for a lasting peace,” declared the resolution’s co-sponsor.

The Assembly’s action builds upon an earlier resolution passed in October which called for a “sustained humanitarian truce.” It underscores the growing international concern over the escalating conflict and the urgent need for de-escalation.

The success of the resolution, however, hinges on its implementation. The onus now lies on both Israel and Hamas to heed the international call and prioritize the safety and well-being of their people.

Only through immediate and genuine commitment to a ceasefire can hope for a more sustainable peace emerge.

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