The 193-member General Assembly of the United Nations passed a resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Three-quarters of member states voted in favour, which reflects the growing diplomatic isolation of Israel. US President Joe Biden reportedly commented that indiscriminate bombing by Israel was hurting international support. However, eight countries including the US and Israel voted against the cease-fire.
Canada, Australia and New Zealand in a separate joint statement called for a ceasefire by stating that the continuous suffering of all Palestinians cannot be a price of defeating Hamas.
The UN resolution was welcomed by the Palestinian Authority. Izzat El-Reshiq, the Hamas official in exile, issued a Telegram statement and said that Israel should stop its aggression, genocide, and ethnic cleansing against their people.
Meanwhile, UN Ambassador for Israel Gilad Erdan believed a ceasefire in Gaza would ensure the survival of Hamas and genocidal terrorists looking for destruction of Israel and Jews.
Is Israel losing Support from the US?
Earlier, when the UN had not passed the resolution, Biden claimed Israel has support from most of the world for its fight against Hamas. But during a campaign donor event, he criticised Israel on their tactics.
As per the news sources, Biden stated that Israel has started to lose support because of the indiscriminate bombing that took place and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needed to change his hardline government. It was also reported that the US president said Israel can’t say no to an independent Palestinian state.
The resolution for ceasefire in Gaza attained 153 votes in favour, 10 against and 23 in abstentions. The weakening support for Israel was also evident from the resolution passed in October, which got 121 votes in favour, 14 against and 44 abstentions.