Nine days ago, the rockets and accusations were welcomed from both sides of the Gaza-Israel border, while the international community watched from the sidelines. Many countries have supported Israel’s right to defend itself. At the same time, many also reminded that the responses to the rockets from Gaza must be proportionate, and they must be proportionate to the attack.
But no major or more powerful tool has been used yet.
Not until Tuesday evening, Norwegian time, when the UN Security Council members met, was a ceasefire resolution adopted.
We do not believe that the public statement will now help de-escalate the escalation, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield said at the closed meeting, a diplomat told AFP.
Trying to get a ceasefire
Norway has emphasized once again the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
Among other things, we also mentioned that it is important for people in need in Gaza to receive humanitarian aid. UN Ambassador Mona Jol said that Norway will continue to place this situation at the top of the Security Council’s agenda in the future.
Egypt proposed a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel that will take effect on Thursday, Israel Radio N12 reported. Earlier in the day, French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the matter with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah.
The three countries agreed to contribute humanitarian aid in Gaza, according to Reuters news agency.
According to Palestinian radio sources, Hamas agreed to the proposal for a ceasefire, starting Thursday at 6 pm, according to the newspaper. Haaretz Israeli politicians said they expected a ceasefire within days.
Earlier today, a Hamas representative in Qatar said The New York Times The Palestinian movement is ready for a ceasefire, if Israel does the same, at the same time.
There is no statement from the European Union
The European Union failed to agree on a common front, as member states discussed the conflict today.
Hungary has suspended the text of a proposal by European Union foreign ministers regarding a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szegarto said the statement was highly biased in its criticism of Israel.
Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Lind said, “Hungary has made it clear that it concerns the country’s right to defend itself.” Swedish TV After the meeting.
All the other 26 countries supported the proposal, according to European Union Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
The European Union has stood united in its desire for a ceasefire and a political solution to the conflict, but member states disagree on how best to help.
So far, the 27 countries have not been able to take a common position, so Foreign Minister Josep Borrell should have contented himself with speaking on his behalf, not on behalf of the entire union.
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