UN Security Council approves humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza after 40 days

The UN Security Council has voted in favor of a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza to allow for the provision of humanitarian aid after 40 days.

The UN Security Council voted on a draft resolution presented by Malta at an emergency session on Wednesday.

It was adopted by 12 votes in favor, zero against, and three abstentions – Russia, the US, and the UK.

The resolution called for “corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days” to safeguard civilians, particularly children.

The draft expressed deep concerns about the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza and its impact on children in particular.

The document demanded compliance with international law with regard to the protection of civilians, especially children. It also called for humanitarian pauses in the fighting to get relief supplies to children.

This resolution came after four unsuccessful attempts to respond to the Israeli regime's aggression against Palestinians.

The Israeli regime waged a bloody war on Gaza on October 7 after Hamas’ Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity.

Since the start of the aggression, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 11,180 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured over 28,000 others.

It has also imposed a “complete siege” on the coastal sliver, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

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