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US blocks third Gaza ceasefire push at UN

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Washington has instead called for a temporary “pause” to fighting in the Palestinian enclave.

The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council measure calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, casting the lone ‘no’ vote on a draft that garnered support from most other members. Washington had used its veto power to block two prior attempts, arguing the move would not produce a “durable peace.”

The call for an immediate humanitarian truce was shot down by the US delegation on Tuesday. While 13 nations in the 15-member Security Council favored the Algerian-drafted resolution, Washington was the sole country to vote no, while Britain abstained.

”Demanding an immediate, unconditional ceasefire without an agreement requiring Hamas to release the hostages will not bring about a durable peace. Instead, it could extend the fighting between Hamas and Israel,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the council before the vote.

Last weekend, Thomas-Greenfield signaled that the US would oppose the new ceasefire effort, arguing that it could undermine negotiations between the warring parties, aimed at achieving a temporary pause in the fighting and the release of the remaining hostages held by Hamas.

While the latest draft resolution did not directly tie a ceasefire to the fate of the hostages, it separately called for the unconditional release of those captured by Palestinian militants during Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attack on Israel.

Algeria’s UN envoy Amar Bendjama said backing the measure amounted to “support to the Palestinians right to life,” while opposing it would imply “an endorsement of the brutal violence and collective punishment inflicted upon them.”

The Palestinian UN ambassador, Riyad Mansour, slammed the US over its vote, saying “The message given today to Israel with this veto is that it can continue to get away with murder.”

Though Washington has barred three separate ceasefire attempts at the Security Council, it has floated its own draft resolution proposing a shorter “pause” to the conflict to allow time for negotiations, and for aid to reach the besieged Palestinian enclave. The rival resolution also urges Israel to refrain from a ground attack on Rafah, where hundreds of thousands of refugees have gathered amid Israel’s months-long assault.

The US-sponsored draft would “underscore its support for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza as soon as practicable, based on the formula of all hostages being released, and calls for lifting all barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance at scale,” the text of the measure says.

According to local health officials, nearly 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s military operation, which was launched in response to Hamas’ terrorist attack late last year. Around 1,200 people were killed in the surprise assault, while Palestinian militants took more than 250 hostages back to Gaza. Dozens of hostages have since been freed, mostly through prisoner exchanges during a weeklong ceasefire in November 2023.

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  1. Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout Following a Vote on the Situation in the Middle East:
    “All told, we intend to do this the right way, so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution.

    • All Final Solutions have a 6 million slant to them…
      The She-Boon that votes NO to the ceasefire has shamed many Americans, and the applications to renounce U.S. Citizenship are now overwhelming the U.S. Consulates worldwide.
      Those stuck in the U.S. are being warned by their County Sheriffs to prepare for invasions and civil war.
      (see Butler County Sheriff warns population to prepare’ on YouTube, Rumble, Banned Video).
      New Zealand also has NO business supporting Israel for ANY reason.

  2. “Around 1,200 people were killed in the surprise assault, while Palestinian militants took more than 250 hostages back to Gaza.”

    How many of the 1200 were killed by the IDF? How many in the kibbutz by tank shelling? , how many other hostages killed by helicopter missiles as they were being transported to Gaza? How many Israeli civilians were actually killed by Hamas?

    With the lies and propaganda that Israel puts out, who knows?

    We do know that the US supplies Israel with the 2000lb bombs to use. 2000lb bombs for densely populated civilian areas.

  3. There must be another ‘Final Solution’ to rid the U.S. of J3wi$h Talmudic influences, starting with Biden’s Cabinet (80% Jewish, but 7% of the total population), and ridding the U.S. of ALL Zionist / Globalist ‘influencers’.
    See the YouTube video of the late Congressman James Traficant w/ Greta Sustern, where he warns America of the dangers of Israeli infiltration.
    J3wi$h NGO’s are actively helping the illegal migrants across the border via Panama routing, and moany of those are Chinese Marines who are pre-positioning themselves for internal attacks.
    The Chinese Defence Minister has called for the elimination and eradication of ALLLL Americans, especially white people there.
    The brownies and blackies who are supplementing the covert planned chaos will NOT be spared nor rewarded by the Chinese either. They too will be eliminated.
    Hence, China is doing the job of Israel as per psychopath Benjamin Netanyahu’s exploitation of America, a nation that he has admitted that he hates!
    Zaggaz is right- 78% of the Israeli casualties on October 7th were murdered by Israelis, as per the coroner’s ballistic reports on those killed by the IDF.
    And- the Mossad, IDF and CIA KNEW this was coming, and allowed it to happen so that Israel and the psychopaths in it’s ‘government’ could act and steal more land and resources (gas & oil).
    EVERYONE knows the game here; even the ICC, the ICJ, NATO and the U.S. Sheboon on the UN Security Counsel that always votes NO!

  4. Why would the chinese want to erase white american ? The USA made itself already the ” ennemy” of russia. Now you see in a commercial competitor that is China also a murderous ” ennemy”. Don t project unto others what the USA has been doing for at least a century. Destabilising and thieving forein countries.
    Everybody has its place in the world. And it is neither China nor Russia who carpetbombs the world.
    As for the aliens ” invading the US”, you should ask your own mr Soros” for explanation.
    He might only want to pursue the tradition of invading the Americas

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