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US vetoes UN call for Gaza cease-fire

Update : 09 Dec 2023, 09:17

A UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza failed after the United States, a veto-wielding permanent member of the Council, voted against the measure. 

"The US engaged in good faith on this text," US Deputy Envoy to the UN Robert Wood said, adding that the resolution was "divorced from reality" and would not change the situation on the ground in Gaza. Wood said the text did not include language condemning Hamas' terror attacks on Israel on October 7.   

He said an immediate cease-fire now would keep Hamas in place and allow it to carry out more terror attacks. 

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