Russia and China have used their vetos to block a UN Security Council resolution drafted by the United States, which condemned Hamas, expressed support for Israel’s right to self-defense and called for the immediate release of all hostages.
China’s representative says Beijing opposes the resolution because it does not call for an immediate ceasefire.
The United Arab Emirates also voted against the US resolution along with Russia and China.
England, Switzerland, Malta, Japan, Ghana, Gabon, France, Ecuador and Albania voted with the United States.
Mozambique and Brazil abstained.