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Israels war on Gaza live: Russia, China veto US resolution on Gaza

Members of the United Nations Security Council vote during a meeting of the Security Council on the conflict between Israel and Hamas, at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., October 25, 2023. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado
  • Israel bombed several buildings at al-Shifa Hospital and burned down its vascular department.Israel forces also detained about 240 patients and 10 health personnel at the Prince Nayef Center, the hospital’s radiology unit, the health ministry added.Hamas has condemned what it called Israel’s “bloody massacre” at al-Shifa and said civilians, patients and displaced people were among the dozens of fatalities.Al-Shifa, the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital before the current conflict started, is one of the few healthcare facilities that is even partially operational in the north of the enclave.INTERACTIVE_GAZA_al-Shifa_NOV15_2023 copy-1700037675Click here to share on social media
  • 18m ago (15:10 GMT)What to know about resolution drafted by UNSC elected membersAs we previously reported, a separate resolution drafted by the 10 elected members of the Security Council under Mozambique’s coordination could be brought forward for a vote as soon as Friday afternoon.This draft text demands an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began last week to be “respected by all parties leading to a permanent sustainable ceasefire”.It also demands “the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages ” and emphasises the urgent need to protect civilians and deliver humanitarian aid throughout the Gaza Strip.Click here to share on social media
  • 28m ago (15:00 GMT)Palestinians in Gaza disappointed by lack of practical steps to alleviate sufferingReporting from Rafah, southern GazaPeople here are following all diplomatic efforts, including the vote that just took place at the UN Security Council.They believe that all these meetings have not led to any practical steps to mitigate the crisis in the Gaza Strip or to pressure Israel into scaling back its attack.Ultimately, Palestinians believe the US is backing Israel.But they also hope that the ongoing talks in Cairo and Doha will yield some results in light of the US’s desire to see a six-week truce in Gaza that would bring at least some temporary relief.Click here to share on social media
  • 42m ago (14:45 GMT)DevelopingUS draft resolution ‘one-sided’: Palestinian envoyRiyad Mansour, the Palestinian ambassador to the UN, says the US draft resolution was rejected for “obvious reasons”, calling it “one-sided” and noting that it mentioned Israel only once.“We reject framing what is happening as a terrorism issue. It is a genocide against the entire population of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip,” he told reporters, expressing support for another draft resolution put forward by elected members of the Security Council that is expected to be voted on soon.“The essence of it is calling for an immediate ceasefire during the month of Ramadan, which we support because we want to save the lives of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and we want to have massive humanitarian assistance to the level of the needs of our people,” Mansour said.“We are against the forced transfer inside Gaza and outside Gaza, and we reject totally any attempts to storm and attack the Rafah area, including the city of Rafah.”Click here to share on social media
  • 53m ago (14:35 GMT)DevelopingUS says Russia, China vetoes ‘outrageous’Thomas-Greenfield has reacted to Russia’s and China’s vetoes of the US resolution by saying the two countries “refuse to condemn Hamas for burning people alive, for gunning down innocent civilians at a concert and for raping women and girls”.“This was the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust, and a permanent member of the Security Council cannot even condemn it,” she said. “I’m sorry, but this is outrageous and is below the dignity of this body.”Hamas has repeatedly denied allegations its fighters committed acts of sexual violence during the October 7 attacks.Click here to share on social media
  • 1h ago (14:25 GMT)Netanyahu tells Blinken Israel will go into Rafah alone if neededPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel remained determined to send troops into the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than 1 million Palestinians are sheltering, and would do so without US backing if necessary.Netanyahu said in a statement he had told visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that there was no way to defeat Hamas without going into Rafah.“And I told him that I hope we will do it with the support of the US, but if we have to – we will do it alone,” he said.Click here to share on social media
  • 1h ago (14:20 GMT)WATCH: Gaza drone video shows killing of Palestinians in Israeli air attackA video retrieved from an Israeli drone in Gaza shows the moments four apparently unarmed Palestinians are killed by Israeli air attacks.The strikes are believed to have happened in February.
  • Source link : https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/3/22/israels-war-on-gaza-live-the-choice-is-clear-a-2-state-solution

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