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UN Security Council adopts resolution demanding ceasefire in Gaza for first time
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UN Security Council adopts resolution demanding ceasefire in Gaza for first time

| @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2024, 11:02 pm

The United Nations Security Council Monday adopted a resolution that demands an immediate cease-fire in Gaza for the holy month of Ramadan.

The resolution won 14 votes in favor among the 15 members of the council.

The United States, which had previously vetoed three draft resolutions that would have called for or demanded a cease-fire in Gaza, abstained on Monday, allowing the draft to pass.

At the adoption of the resolution, there was a round of applause in the chamber, which was a rare occasion.

Resolution 2728 was the first Security Council resolution that demanded or called for a cease-fire in Gaza after the flare-up of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza on Oct 7, 2023.

Some 32,333 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and nearly 75,000 Palestinians injured since Oct 7, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

Resolution 2728 demands an immediate cease-fire for Ramadan respected by all parties, leading to a lasting sustainable cease-fire.

It also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to the victims.

[With UNI inputs]

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