The United Nations (UN) Security Council began its session to discuss the ceasefire in Gaza with a moment of silence in honor of the Moscow attack.

The UN Security Council voted on a new draft resolution calling for a permanent and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. 

The resolution, which calls for an "immediate ceasefire" during Ramadan that would lead to a "permanent" truce, was adopted with all 14 other Security Council members voting in favor.

It was the first ceasefire resolution adopted by the council after four previous failures.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netahyanu had threatened to cancel his delegation's visit to Washington if the US did not veto the UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Following the decision, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netahyanu announced that he was canceling his visit to Washington.

NETANYAHU REACTED IMMEDIATELY 

Netanyahu was the first to react to the adoption of a draft resolution by the United Nations Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza that would lead to a permanent and sustainable ceasefire. 

After the US abstained from the vote, Netanyahu said, "The US veto of the resolution is a clear retreat from its previous position." 

STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE 

White House spokesperson John Kirby expressed "deep disappointment" that Israel canceled its visit following the ceasefire vote at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

In response to the Israeli delegation's cancellation, he said the US would continue to meet with its Israeli counterparts.

Kirby said the US abstention in the vote did not represent a change in policy.

"I'm going to let the Israelis talk, whether they come or not," the White House spokesman said, adding that no change in plans for US-Israeli talks had been announced.

STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

"We consider the UN Security Council's resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during the month of Ramadan and for humanitarian access to Gaza as a positive step," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Öncü Keçeli.  "We call on the international community to adopt a common position against Israel in order to end the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and to find a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," Keçeli said.

STATEMENT BY HAMAS 

There was also a statement from Hamas. Hamas reiterated its readiness for a hostage prisoner swap.

EU SATISFIED WITH CEASEFIRE BILL

The European Union (EU) "welcomed" the adoption of the draft resolution calling for a ceasefire.

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EU Council President Charles Michel, in a post on the X social media platform, stated that he "appreciated" the resolution adopted by the UNSC.

"ISRAEL WILL NOT CEASE FIRE"

In a post on social media platform X, Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz commented on the UNSC resolution on the ceasefire in Gaza, which the US did not veto.

USA ABSTAINED 

The US was expected to veto any resolution calling for a ceasefire without mentioning the hostages. However, for the first time, the US abstained from vetoing the resolution.