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news.un | Gaza: Security Council adopts US resolution calling for 'immediate, full and complete ceasefire', 10 June burlesque
The United States-drafted text calls for Hamas to accept a ceasefire proposal announced on 31 May by President Joe Biden that has already been accepted by Israel.

Adopted by a large majority with 14 votes in favour and Russia abstaining—choosing not to exercise its veto power—the resolution also urges both parties to fully implement the terms of the proposal "without delay and without condition."

What terms? Hamas' "General Framework for a Comprehensive Agreement among the Parties" 07.02.24 or 06.05.24?
Russia's Permanent Representative told the Council after the vote there was a lack of clarity over what exactly Israel had signed up to in the resolution, leaving too many questions unanswered for Moscow to offer its support.
Literally, Genocide Joe's 31 May "Israel proposal" script.
President Biden described the deal as "not just a ceasefire that would inevitably be fragile and temporary" but one that would provide a "durable end to the war". He added that the terms of the deal had been transmitted by Qatar to the leadership of Hamas.
For the past several months, my negotiators of foreign policy, intelligence community, and the like have been relentlessly focused not just on a ceasefire that would eve— that would inevitably be fragile and temporary but on a durable end to the war. That's been the focus: a durable end to this war.
Three-phase approach
The motion envisages [?!] a three phase approach to ensure a lasting and comprehensive end [?!] to the fighting.
Now, I'll be straight with you. There are a number of details to negotiate to move from phase one to phase two. Israel will want to make sure its interests are protected. But the proposal says if the negotiations take longer than six weeks for phase one [42 days], the ceasefire will still continue as long as negotiations continue.
In the resolution, the Security Council rejects any attempt at demographic or territorial change in the Gaza Strip, including any actions that reduce the territory of the enclave [Palestine's occupied territory]. The text also reiterates the Council's "unwavering commitment" to the vision of the two-State solution where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders consistent with international law and relevant UN resolutions.
Literally, Sullivan's 9 June newsreel bullshit.
Hamas must accept deal: US
But the fact is that the whole world is looking to Hamas to say, yes, because for all those people, for all these months who've been calling for a cease fire, now's the moment there could a cease fire tomorrow, today even, if Hamas would say, yes, to the deal.
The fighting could stop today if Hamas agrees to the deal now endorsed by the Security Council, said US Ambassador Linda "Eat muh Gumbo" Thomas-Greenfield.
naked brinksmanship
Algeria voted in favour of the draft because it represents a step towards an immediate and lasting ceasefire.
China voted in favour of the resolution but there needs to be a permanent ceasefire which has been at the core of the international community's concerns. Ending the bombardment and offensive is also the most pressing need for civilians under fire in Gaza.
Russia have a whole of host of questions about the American draft resolution, whereby the Council welcomes some deal—the ultimate outlines of which are not known to anyone perhaps except the mediators"
Israel: War aims unchanged
The Representative of Israel Reut Shapir Ben Naftaly said her country's goals have been "very clear" since the first few days following 7 October: "To bring all our hostages back home and to dismantle Hamas' capabilities...and ensure that Gaza does not pose a threat to Israel in the future ... As we have echoed several times in this very chamber, once these goals are met, the war will end," she added, noting that 120 [?] hostages remain in captivity and that Hamas continues firing rockets at Israeli towns and cities.
At this point, Hamas no longer is capable of carrying out another October 7th, which—one of the Israelis' main objective in this war and, quite frankly, a righteous one.
She called for more pressure on Hamas, stating that although three resolutions have been adopted by the Security Council calling for hostages to be released, none have been freed as a result.

"The pressure on the terrorists should have begun long ago but it is still not too late, it must begin now," she added. "We will continue until all of the hostages are returned and until Hamas' military and governing capabilities are dismantled," she said. "Israel will not engage in meaningless and endless negotiations which can be exploited by Hamas as a means to stall for time."

How many "relevant" UNGA cease fire resolutions THAT DID NOT CONDEMN HAMAS did the US block? Last 12 months or last 50 years—you choose.

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