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International and Arab criticism of the American veto

The United States of America received much criticism from Arab and international parties after it used its veto power against a draft Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
Yesterday, Friday, the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution, which received the support of 13 Council members and one member, Britain, abstained from voting, while the United States of America used its veto power.
Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, also condemned the obstruction of the draft international resolution, and said that it was “a disaster for the Security Council to be prevented from carrying out its responsibilities again,” noting that millions of Palestinian lives were at stake.
Hamas condemned the United States’ use of the veto and described it as an “immoral” position. It said, through a member of the movement’s political bureau, Izzat al-Rishq, that “America’s obstruction of the issuance of a ceasefire resolution is Israel’s direct participation in killing our people and committing more massacres and ethnic cleansing.” “.
Egypt’s representative to the United Nations, Osama Abdel Khaleq, said, “Obstructing the draft Security Council resolution on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip is a dangerous precedent that will inevitably affect the credibility of the United Nations,” adding that “the Arab group calls on the Council to cease fire immediately.”
As for the Omani Foreign Minister, Badr Al-Busaidi, he considered that the United States’ use of the “veto” right in the Security Council against the UAE draft resolution represented an insult to humanitarian norms.
Arab League spokesman Jamal Rushdi said, “The League will continue its assistance to reach a permanent ceasefire in Gaza despite the Security Council’s failure to adopt a draft resolution for a ceasefire in the Strip.”
As for Iran, in its statement, it condemned America’s statement of veto against the Security Council resolution with the aim of reaching an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, stressing that the American government has proven once again that it is the actor and the main factor in killing Palestinian civilians and citizens, especially women and children, And the destruction of vital infrastructure in Gaza.
For its part, Doctors Without Borders criticized the United States’ use of the veto, describing it as a “vote against humanity” that makes America “complicit in the ongoing massacre” in the Gaza Strip.
Amnesty International also criticized the US veto, describing it as reflecting “indifference to civilian suffering, widespread destruction and the unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.”
The Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council, Dmitry Polyansky, announced that the United States, by using its veto power against the UAE’s draft resolution in the Security Council calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, had sentenced thousands of civilians to death in Israel and Palestine.
For his part, the Chinese Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council, Zhang Jun, accused the United States of hypocrisy and double standards after using its veto power against a draft resolution in the UN Security Council calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
On the morning of December 1, the Israeli army announced the resumption of combat operations against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, against the backdrop of the interception of a missile fired from the Gaza Strip, which Israel considered a violation of the temporary humanitarian truce and a cessation of hostilities against the Strip.
Hamas also held the international community, especially the United States of America, responsible for the continuation of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
The declared truce between Israel and the Palestinian armed factions, which lasted for seven days, ended at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, and included the release of hundreds of detainees and prisoners between the two parties.

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