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Saudi Arabia Welcomes UN Security Council Resolution for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Saudi Arabia has welcomed the United Nations Security Council resolution to implement an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The UN Security Council (UNSC), backed by the US, has approved a resolution on Monday to put an end to the ongoing Israeli war and genocide in Gaza.

The resolution calls for a prolonged ceasefire and commitment to the US President Joe Biden’s proposal to end the eight-month war.

Biden’s proposal, that comes into play, consists of three phases:

  • The first phase of the plan includes a “full and complete ceasefire”, facilitating the entry of humanitarian aid, and exchanging some hostages for Palestinian prisoners.
  • The second phase aims at returning all remaining living hostages including male soldiers.

Biden highlighted that negotiations between phase one and phase two would not be easy.

  • The third phase consists of two plans, returning the final remains of the hostages and a “major reconstruction plan” with US and international assistance to rebuild homes, schools and hospitals.

According to the United States, Israel has accepted Biden’s proposal for a ceasefire.

However, many Israeli government officials stated that they will continue their military operations against the Palestinian militant group Hamas until they are “eliminated”.

The new resolution urges Israel and Hamas “to fully implement its terms without delay and without condition.”

It is noteworthy that the UNSC has 15 members, 5 permanent and 10 non-permanent members.

The new resolution was passed with 14 approvals and one abstention.

Algeria – Yes

Ecuador – Yes

Guyana – Yes

Japan – Yes

Malta – Yes

Mozambique – Yes

Republic of Korea (South) – Yes

Sierra Leone – Yes

Slovenia – Yes

Switzerland – Yes

United States – Yes

United Kingdom – Yes

Russia – Abstained

China – Yes

France – Yes

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