US brands UN Security Council resolution against Rafah offensive as ‘imbalanced’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

The US brands as “imbalanced” the UN Security Council resolution drafted by Algeria aimed at halting Israel’s military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby clarifies that the US is still reviewing the draft and will not publicly negotiate its contents.

“But I would take the opportunity to note that we believe it is imbalanced, and it fails to note a very simple fact, and this is the same thing we have objected to in previous resolutions,” the White House spokesperson continues. “It does not note that Hamas is to blame for this conflict and that the fighting in Rafah could end tomorrow if Mr. Sinwar did the right thing and agreed to this deal to get a ceasefire and a release of the hostages.”

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