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China hopes for a new UN attempt to achieve peace in Gaza

Updated on 09.51 | Posted on 07.11

The headquarters of the Security Council is located at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  There are five permanent members and ten non-permanent members, elected on a biennial basis.

The 15 members of the UN Security Council are making another attempt to agree on a resolution for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. China calls the proposal a “strong signal,” but it is unclear whether the United States supports the text.

“China supports this draft resolution, and commends Algeria and other Arab countries for their arduous efforts,” said Lin Jian, a Chinese spokesman.

We hope that the Security Council will note this as soon as possible.

The resolution was presented by the ten non-permanent members of the Council. According to indications, the two permanent members, Russia and China, which have veto power, will support the resolution.

Therefore, it is expected that the proposal will stand and fall with the view of the United States, which also has veto power. From here it seems more negative. Sources within the country's delegation to the United Nations believe that the proposal “does not support the ongoing negotiations in Doha that link the ceasefire to the release of the hostages.”

The plan is to initiate an emergency ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan, which ends on April 9, as a step toward a “permanent and sustainable” end to the fighting.

Everyone in the Security Council agrees that the time has come for a ceasefire, and that the crux of the matter lies in how this ceasefire is designed and the concessions that the warring parties, Israel and Hamas, must make.

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On Friday, China and Russia rejected another draft resolution submitted by the United States. Moscow believes that the draft did not explicitly call for a ceasefire, but only emphasized the importance of this ceasefire.