25 Mar 2024

UN Security Council passes Gaza ceasefire resolution – as US abstains

The growing divide between Israel and Washington has been laid bare by the US allowing the United Nations Security Council to vote for a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

America’s decision to abstain brought an instant response, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelling a visit of his top advisers to Washington.

There are reports of resignations within the Israeli government.