Disagreements from the United States have once again led to the postponement of the long-delayed vote on a crucial resolution for providing much-needed aid to Gaza, as announced by the UN Security Council on Thursday.
This marks the fourth time in the span of a week that the voting has been delayed. According to diplomatic sources, the concerns raised by the United States revolve around certain aspects mentioned in the resolution.
Specifically, the US is apprehensive about references to a “cessation of hostilities” in the Palestine-Israel conflict and the issue of inspecting aid trucks entering Gaza to ensure they contain solely “humanitarian goods.”
The current draft proposes that the responsibility of inspecting aid trucks be entrusted to the United Nations, a proposition that both the United States and its close ally, Israel, oppose.
Earlier in the day, Robert Wood, the U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, informed reporters as he entered a Security Council meeting on Syria that the US is actively working to address the matter.
He emphasized the need for significant alterations in the text, stating that these changes should be substantial enough to gain their support.