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The UN Security Council will vote today on Friday on the new US resolution on the ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Security Council will vote today on Friday on the new US resolution on the ceasefire in Gaza
A general view of the meeting of the United Nations Security Council in an archive photo (EFE/ Justin Lane).

AmericaIt has blocked calls many times A cease-fire in GazaVoting will be held on Friday UN A spokesman for the US mission announced its draft resolution stressing the need for such an “immediate ceasefire”.

“The United States has been actively working with Council members for several weeks on a resolution to unreservedly support diplomatic efforts aimed at obtaining a ceasefire in Gaza,” he said. Nate EvansSpokesman for the US Ambassador to the UN.

He added that the ceasefire “should be part of an agreement on the hostages, which allows them all to be released and contributes to increasing humanitarian aid”.

“After a series of consultations with the Security Council, we will put this resolution to a vote on Friday morning,” the spokesman said.

Evans said, “This resolution is an opportunity to speak with one voice to support diplomacy on the ground. The pressure is on Hamas So he accepts the deal on the table.

Since vetoing an Algerian draft resolution calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in late February, Washington has been negotiating an alternative text focused on supporting diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire. Six weeks in exchange for the release of the hostages Israelis are detained in Gaza.

Revised several times, they circulated a new version of the text on Wednesday that mentions “immediate ceasefire” for the first time without directly invoking its application.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool)

Agency accessible text AFP“There is an urgent need for an immediate and lasting ceasefire to protect civilians on all sides essential humanitarian assistance, With this in mind, it is still freeing hostages and unquestioningly supports international diplomatic efforts to achieve such a ceasefire.

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“We have put forward a resolution, which is now in the Security Council, calling for an immediate cease-fire regarding the release of the hostages, and we sincerely hope that countries will support it,” the secretary of state announced Wednesday. United States Government, Anthony Blinkento the Saudi media Al Hadat During a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Likewise, another draft resolution sponsored by several non-permanent members of the Council is being debated, which calls for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire for a month. Ramadan”, and that too could be voted on this Friday, a diplomatic source said.

The text will be put to a vote if the US plan is rejected.

On the other hand, the Israeli intelligence chief, David Barnea, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Qatar on Friday to meet with mediators trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, including the release of hostages, according to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.

Barnea will meet his US counterpart, CIA Director Bill Burns, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and Egypt's intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, the report said.

“The meeting of senior officials will be held within the framework of the negotiations in Doha, and the aim is to advance efforts to repatriate the abductees,” he said.

For the same purpose, the Foreign Secretary is also coming to Israel tomorrow from Cairo. Anthony Blinken.

(With information from AFP and EFE)