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UN approves resolution calling for Israel-Gaza ceasefire

A group of 22 Arab nations drafted the resolution after a similar resolution failed to clear the United Nations Security Council, due largely to the single-member veto rule.

Published: October 27, 2023 4:46pm

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza amid ongoing clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and the Hamas terrorist group, which governs the region.

Clashes have continued in the wake of an Oct. 7 Hamas raid that saw terrorist forces storm Israeli border towns, seize roughly 200 hostages, and kill more than 1,000 civilians. Since the raid, the IDF has maintained a steady bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, a move that has attracted considerable international scrutiny due to the accumulation of civilian casualties.

One hundred twenty nations voted in favor of the non-binding resolution calling for a "humanitarian truce," according to the Associated Press. A further 45 nations abstained while just 14 voted against the measure.

A group of 22 Arab nations drafted the resolution after a similar resolution failed to clear the United Nations Security Council, due largely to the single-member veto rule.

Israel and the United States were among the 14 opposed to the measure. The vote comes as Israel has mounted its second ground raid into Gaza.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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