Israel reacts angrily as UN resolution on Middle East truce passes for the first time

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during Ramadan. This is the first time such a resolution has been approved since the conflict began. Israel, however, reacted by revoking a mission to Washington intended to discuss alternatives to a ground operation in Rafah with the Biden administration. The US explained that the decision not to veto the resolution was made due to its lack of condemnation of Hamas.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant emphasized that Israel feels a moral obligation to continue the war as long as there are hostages detained in Gaza. The lack of a decisive victory in Gaza could lead to further conflicts in the region, he warned. The US expressed disappointment over Israel’s cancellation of the mission to the US, but Hamas welcomed the UN resolution and reiterated its call for a permanent ceasefire leading to the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.

The UN Secretary-General emphasized the importance of implementing the resolution, stating that failure to do so would be unforgivable. He also condemned Israel’s stop on aid delivery to the north of the Strip. The resolution’s approval signifies a milestone in the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the efforts to bring about peace and stability in

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