Ten nations, together with the US and Israel, opposed the decision calling for a cease-fire in Gaza that was overwhelmingly handed by the United Nations Common Meeting on Tuesday.

The United Nations Common Meeting passed the resolution with 153 in favor, 10 opposed and 23 abstentions that requires a direct cease-fire in Gaza, the place Israel has waged assaults towards the militant group Hamas. It additionally requires all events to obey worldwide humanitarian regulation and calls for that Hamas launch the hostages it kidnapped through the shock assault on Oct. 7, which left greater than 1,200 Israelis lifeless.

Hamas launched about 100 of the estimated 240 hostages throughout a short lived cease-fire that ended Dec. 1.

Many humanitarian teams, policymakers and nations have raised issues that Israel’s offensive in Gaza has created a humanitarian disaster and put thousands and thousands of civilians in danger. The Hamas-run Gaza Well being Ministry has mentioned that greater than 18,000 folks have died within the territory because the struggle started.

As well as, worldwide organizations have sounded the alarm on the dearth of crucial provides, meals and water accessible to Palestinians in Gaza.

The newly handed decision, which is nonbinding, comes days after the U.S. vetoed a U.N. Safety Council decision additionally calling for a cease-fire within the Israel-Hamas struggle. That decision would have required Israel to halt its struggle towards Hamas within the Gaza Strip.

Listed below are the eight nations that joined with the U.S. and Israel in opposing the decision.

  • Austria

  • Czechia

  • Guatemala

  • Liberia

  • Micronesia

  • Nauru

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Paraguay

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