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UN postpones voting on aid for the Gaza Strip once again

UN postpones voting on aid for the Gaza Strip once again UN Security Council again delays voting on Gaza ceasefire (photo: Getty Images)

UN Security Council diplomats have once again postponed voting on a resolution to increase humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, according to Reuters.

The vote at the UN was delayed despite the United States stating that they could now support the amended proposal, which would require Israel and Hamas to allow the use of all available routes for delivering humanitarian aid.

The United States had previously vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and the Palestinian militants of Hamas.

Subsequently, the Security Council was set to vote on December 19 and then on December 20, but the process was repeatedly postponed in an attempt to avoid a third US veto.

Israel-Hamas war

On October 7, Hamas militants invaded Israel, killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. In response, Israel declared the beginning of Operation Iron Swords and targeted terrorist locations.

On November 24, Israel signed a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, along with the release of hostages. The first group of hostages was released on the same day.

The ceasefire lasted until December 1. After the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the rupture of the agreement due to Hamas shelling Israeli territory, hostilities resumed.

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