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UN Security Council again postpones vote on Gaza ceasefire

UN Security Council again postpones vote on Gaza ceasefire Photo: UN Security Council delays Gaza ceasefire vote again (Getty Images)

The United Nations Security Council has once again postponed the vote on a new ceasefire in Gaza. Diplomats are still trying to reconcile the wording of the resolution, reports The Guardian.

It is reported that the next vote is scheduled for Thursday, December 21, in New York.

The UN resolution, developed by the United Arab Emirates, has undergone several changes amid reports of political disagreements within the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden.

Initially scheduled for Monday, the vote has been repeatedly delayed in an attempt to avoid a third U.S. veto, as the conflict has been ongoing for more than two months.

Conflict in Israel

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

On November 24, Israel signed a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, including the release of hostages. The first group of hostages was released 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 shelling Israeli territory.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that international pressure would not stop Israel from continuing the war against Hamas.

Prior to that, Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced that the country was gradually transitioning to the next phase of operations in the Gaza Strip.