UN Security Council adopts resolution for “humanitarian pauses” in Gaza

Source: Politico

“The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Wednesday calling for ‘urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip,’ marking the first time a resolution on the issue has passed since the start of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7. The 15-member body passed the resolution, which had been introduced by Malta, by a margin of 12 votes to zero after four earlier resolutions failed to pass. The U.S., U.K. and Russia abstained. The U.S. and U.K. reportedly abstained because the resolution didn’t explicitly condemn Hamas, while Russia abstained because it didn’t mention a cease-fire, the country’s ambassador said.” (11/15/23)