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Status: 10.06.2024 22:44

The UN Security Council has voted in favor of a plan for a ceasefire in Gaza introduced by US President Biden. 14 nations voted for the decision, Russia abstained. The plan envisages an finish to the preventing in three phases.

A plan for a ceasefire within the Gaza Strip introduced by US President Joe Biden has been adopted by the UN Security Council. The strongest physique of the United Nations voted in New York for a corresponding decision. 14 member states permitted the draft, whereas the veto-wielding Russia abstained.

“Today we voted for peace,” mentioned US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield afterwards. The council additionally “sent a clear message to Hamas: accept the ceasefire agreement that is on the table.” Israel has already agreed to the settlement, “and the fighting could end today if Hamas did the same,” mentioned Thomas-Greenfield.

The plan envisages an finish to the preventing within the Gaza Strip in three phases and the discharge of hostages kidnapped by the terrorist group Hamas in trade for Palestinian prisoners. According to the USA, Hamas is the one nation that has not but agreed to the plan. However, there has not but been a transparent and public settlement from the federal government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both.

Call for implementation “without delay and without conditions”

The decision is binding beneath worldwide legislation. It declares that Israel has accepted the plan and calls on the militant Islamist Hamas to do the identical. The textual content urges all events concerned to implement the plan “without delay and without conditions.”

It was the eleventh time because the starting of the conflict within the Gaza Strip that the UN Security Council voted on a decision on the battle. Only 4 proposed resolutions have been adopted.

Draft introduced on the finish of May

The bold draft deal introduced by Biden on the finish of May initially offers for an entire and unrestricted ceasefire lasting six weeks. During this era, a selected group of hostages could be launched. In return, Palestinians imprisoned in Israel could be launched.

In the subsequent section, the preventing would then be stopped completely and the remaining hostages launched. In a remaining section, in accordance with the draft, the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip would start.

In the decision, the UN Security Council additionally stresses its dedication to the imaginative and prescient of a two-state answer during which Israel and the Palestinians can dwell peacefully aspect by aspect. To obtain this, you will need to reunite the West Bank and Gaza Strip beneath the management of the Palestinian Authority. However, Israel's authorities is at the moment vehemently against this.

EU helps proposal

Al Jazeera reported that Hamas welcomed the decision and reaffirmed its willingness to proceed oblique negotiations for an settlement. However, in accordance with the information company dpa, the optimistic response didn’t but symbolize a proper acceptance of the plan.

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell mentioned the European Union was calling for the speedy implementation of the plan. The worldwide neighborhood totally supported the great proposal introduced by Biden.

Terrorists from Hamas and different extremist teams from the Gaza Strip made a shock incursion into southern Israel on October 7. There they killed greater than 1,200 folks and took over 250 hostages. The bloodbath sparked the Gaza War. Since then, in accordance with the Hamas-controlled well being authority, greater than 37,000 Palestinians have been killed. These figures, which don’t distinguish between fighters and civilians, can’t be independently verified.

Charlotte Voß, ARD New York, tagesschau, 10.06.2024 22:59