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The United States vetoed a United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution calling for a "pause" in hostilities between Israel and Hamas in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

The United States vetoed the call for a "pause" in hostilities
The UN Security Council held a meeting on the clashes between Israel and Hamas in New York. The US vetoed a draft resolution calling for a "pause" in hostilities between Israel and Hamas in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The draft resolution, drafted by Brazil, was supported by 12 members, while Russia and the UK abstained.

The draft resolution called on Israel to cancel its order to relocate Gaza civilians and UN personnel to the south and condemned Hamas attacks. It also condemned all acts of violence and hostility against civilians and all acts of terrorism and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.

"We are on the ground to do the hard work of diplomacy"
Speaking after the vote, US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, "We are on the ground to do the hard work of diplomacy. We believe we must allow diplomacy to happen. Yes, resolutions are important, and yes, this council should speak up. But the actions we take must be based on the facts on the ground and support direct diplomacy efforts. This can save lives. The Council needs to get this right," he said.

Noting that the United States is working with Israel, countries in the region, the United Nations and other partners to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Thomas-Greenfield said, "It is critical that food, medicine, water and fuel begin flowing into Gaza as soon as possible. Let's be clear, this serious humanitarian crisis in Gaza has been caused by Hamas' own actions," Thomas-Greenfield said.

"We have once again witnessed the hypocrisy of our US colleagues"
"We have once again witnessed the hypocrisy and double standards of our US colleagues," Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia said in a statement. Russia's draft resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire was vetoed last Monday.