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UN postpones vote on resolution for ceasefire in Gaza Strip

UN postpones vote on resolution for ceasefire in Gaza Strip UN delays vote on resolution for ceasefire in Gaza Strip (photo: Getty Images)

The United Nations has postponed the Security Council vote on the war in the Gaza Strip, according to The Times of Israel .

The Security Council vote on the Gaza war has been delayed until December 19. Negotiations on the text of the resolution are ongoing.

The United Arab Emirates, which presented the document, requested a one-day postponement of the vote scheduled for December 18. The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

War in Israel

On October 7, Hamas militants invaded Israel, killing and kidnapping both military personnel and civilians. In response, Israel declared the commencement of Operation Iron Swords and shelled locations associated with the terrorists.

On November 24, Israel signed an agreement with Hamas for a ceasefire and the release of hostages. The militants released the first group of hostages on the same day.

The ceasefire lasted until December 1. Afterward, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the termination of the agreement due to Hamas firing on Israeli territory.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously stated that international pressure would not deter Israel from continuing the war against Hamas.

Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced that the country was gradually transitioning to the next phase of operations in the Gaza Strip.