The UN Security Council calls for “extended humanitarian pauses” in the Gaza Strip, approving a resolution for the first time since the start of the bloody Israel-Hamas war.
The resolution, prepared by Malta and adopted with 12 votes in favor, “calls for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days” to allow aid to reach civilians in the besieged territory.
It also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages held by Hamas and other terror groups, especially children.
Three states abstained — the United States, Britain and Russia. The US did not, however, veto the resolution as it has done in the past.