U.S. War Resolution Vetoed By Russia and China

(VitalNews.org) – A resolution regarding the war in Gaza was proposed that would include an immediate ceasefire and a release of hostages taken on October 7th.

However, this resolution has just been vetoed by both Russia and China. The current war has killed over thirty thousand people and the United States has pressed on with resolutions for months that include an immediate ceasefire, something that Israel isn’t willing to accommodate. The UN Security Council voted recently on the resolution that was proposed, but Russia, China, and Algeria voted against it.

There has been talk of another resolution that may be voted on which would include plans for an unconditional ceasefire, however, the U.S. has stated that it would veto a resolution of that kind. Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, didn’t seem phased by the United States’ opinion and proceeded to say that they would push further into Rafah. Rafah is the last refuge for many displaced Palestinians who have been forced out of their homes due to the war.

US envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, spoke out on the reasons why she believes the two countries vetoed the resolution. “Russia and China had opposed the resolution because they could not bring themselves to support the clauses in it condemning Hamas,” Linda said.

She continued, “They simply did not want to vote for a resolution that was penned by the United States because they would rather see us fail than to see this council succeed.”

The Prime Minister of Israel stated that he understood the need to protect civilians, but that they needed to enter Rafah. He said “We have no way to defeat Hamas without entering Rafah and eliminating the remnant of the battalions there. I told him that I hope we would do this with US support but if necessary – we will do it alone.”

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