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Russia and China vetoed U.S. resolution at UN on humanitarian aid for Gaza

Russia and China vetoed U.S. resolution at UN on humanitarian aid for Gaza At the UN, Russia and China vetoed a U.S. resolution on the conflict in Israel (photo: GettyImages)

The Russian Federation and China have vetoed a United States resolution in the United Nations Security Council regarding the war between Israel and HAMAS, according to Reuters.

The resolution was aimed at addressing the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, urging a cessation of violence to ensure access to humanitarian aid.

In addition to Russia and China, the United Arab Emirates also voted against it. Ten members of the Security Council supported the resolution, while two abstained.

Scandal involving the UN Secretary-General regarding the conflict in Israel

On October 24, during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Israel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed that the HAMAS attack was supposedly a result of Israeli occupation, economic blockade, and building demolitions.

He also accused Israel of violating international law during its special operation in response to the attack and called for a ceasefire.

In response to these statements, Israel's Permanent Representative to the UN, Gilad Erdan, said that Guterres was disconnected from reality, and his statement amounted to justifying terror. Erdan also called on Guterres to resign. Later, the Secretary-General clarified that his words were misunderstood.