Brazil’s sponsored resolution for “humanitarian pauses ” for aid to Gaza could not be passed in a recently held meeting of the United Nations Security Council. In the meeting, the United States of America used its veto power to defaet the purpose of the resolution. The United States of America vetoed on the point that there is no mention of Israel’s right of self-defence in the resolution.
US Ambassador to UNO Linda Thomas-Greenfield voted against the resolution. The 15-member nation of the Security Council met on Wednesday to end the humanitarian crisis being faced by common civilian. The Isreal had already annouced a complete siege of Gaza until the end of ongoing war. Isreal even asked the people of Gaza to left the Gaza strip for their own safety.
United States of America a permanent member of UN security Council has deep close relation with Israel. Since the begnning of conflict US president openly declared the support of USA for the Israel.
It is to be specifically memtioned that out of 15 members of the UN security council 12 members voted in favor of resolution proposed by the Brazil the current president of UN security council. Russia and United Kindom(Britan) abstained and USA voted against the resolution.
US ambasssdor to UNO Linda Thomas-Greeenfield said the meeting came at the time when USA president is in the Israel to Show USA full support for the Israel. While expressing her concern over the death of civilian she said that USA stand is very clear on the Israel’s right of self defence. She also expressed her deep condolences with the families of victims of the attack on hospital in Gaza.She further added that the UN charter itself recognises the right of self-defence of every nation.
Meanwhile, Russian representative to UNO called the USA move a “hypocrisy and double standard”. He also stated further that the USA did not actually want any permanent solution to this problem of the Middle East.
At the same time UK’s permanent representative Ambassador Barbara Woodward, also stressed that Israel’s right of self-defence is intact. he said that there should be clarity on the this point in the resolution. On the other hand, UN Human Rights Watch strongly criticised the move by the U.S.
Louis Charbonneau, UN director at Human Rights Watch, said the U.S.A’s move is unacceptable as it prevents the Security Council from acting on Israel and Palestine at a time when large-scale human rights violations are being reported from the conflict zone.