There resolution approved by the UN Security Council calls for urgent measures to allow immediate and safe humanitarian access, and to “create the conditions for a sustainable cessation of hostilities”. The previous wording instead called for “the urgent suspension of hostilities to allow safe humanitarian access and urgent steps towards a cessation sustainable hostilities”.
Israel: “The war continues for the release of hostages”
“Israel will continue the war until the release of all abductees and the elimination of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.” Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said this, however, defining “the Security Council’s decision that the UN guarantees a rationalization in the transfer of humanitarian aid and ensures that it reaches its destination and not to Hamas is right”. Israel, he added, “will continue to act according to international law, but will review all humanitarian aid to Gaza for security reasons.”
Guterres: “We are for the immediate release of the hostages”
“We believe that there must be an immediate and unconditional release of the hostages” in the hands of Hamas. This was stated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Hamas: “UN resolution on Gaza is insufficient”
Hamas judges the resolution on Gaza voted on today at the UN as “an insufficient step” and accuses the US of having “emptied” the text. «For the past five days, the US administration has worked to empty this resolution of its essence and present it with this weak wording… which defies the will of the international community and the United Nations General Assembly to stop Israel’s aggression against our defenseless Palestinian people”, reads the statement released by Hamas which Harretz reports on his website, citing Reuters.