UN Adopted a US-sponsored Resolution

  • 11 Jun 2024

On June 10th, 2024, the UN Security Council adopted a US-sponsored resolution for an immediate ceasefire aimed at permanently ending Israel’s war on Gaza for the first time in eight months of bloodshed.

Key Points

  • The resolution was adopted by a large majority with 14 votes in favour and Russia abstaining - choosing not to exercise its veto power
  • The resolution also urges both parties to fully implement the terms of the proposal “without delay and without condition.
  • According to Russia there was a lack of clarity over what exactly Israel had signed up to in the resolution, leaving too many questions unanswered.
  • The resolution envisages a three phase approach to ensure a lasting and comprehensive end to the fighting.
  • Phase One: An “immediate, full, and complete ceasefire with the release of hostages including women, the elderly and the wounded, the return of the remains of some hostages who have been killed, and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners”.
  • Phase Two: A permanent end to hostilities “in exchange for the release of all other hostages still in Gaza, and a full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza”.
  • Phase Three: “A major multi-year reconstruction plan for Gaza” would begin and the remains of any deceased hostages still in the Strip would be returned to Israel.