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U.S. for the First Time Calls for “Temporary Ceasefire” in Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution

HeadlineFeb 20, 2024

The United States is proposing a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for a “temporary ceasefire in Gaza as soon as practicable.” The draft measure also calls for the release of all hostages and an end to restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid. It’s the first time the U.S. has used the word “ceasefire” at the Security Council, after vetoing previous efforts by other members to stop the bloodshed. This comes as the U.N. Security Council is voting today on a resolution by Algeria calling for an immediate ceasefire. The U.S. has already vowed to veto it. It’s not clear when the U.S. proposal will be put to a vote.

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