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All against the U.S. for veto at the UN, Israel thanks - Mondo

2023-12-09T18:21:01.554Z

Highlights: All against the U.S. for veto at the UN, Israel thanks - Mondo. The PA: 'Stop to ceasefire is immoral' Battle in the Strip, 'weapons in UNRWA's stuffed animals and bags' Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron (ANSA). Key Points: Hamas, 'death toll in Gaza rises to 17,700' Erdogan, 'the UN Security Council is Israel's protection council' Kiev on IOC decision, 'Olympics a weapon in Moscow's hands'


The PA: 'Stop to ceasefire is immoral'. Battle in the Strip, 'weapons in UNRWA's stuffed animals and bags'. Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron (ANSA)


Key Points

  • 17:27 Hamas, 'death toll in Gaza rises to 17,700'
  • 14:08 Erdogan, 'the UN Security Council is Israel's protection council'
  • 13:33 Kiev on IOC decision, 'Olympics a weapon in Moscow's hands'
  • 13:22 Army: Hamas fires rockets from 'humanitarian zone'
  • 12:53 Israel, 'weapons in stuffed animals and UNRWA bags at school'
  • 12:34 Abbas condemns US on Gaza, 'UN veto is immoral'
  • 11:49 Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron
  • 08:21 Israel thanks US for UN vote and attacks Guterres
  • 07:45 Gaza: Human Rights Watch (HRW) risks complicity in war crimes with US veto
  • 07:26 Oxfam: 'U.S. veto nails coffin for U.S. human rights credibility'

17:27

Hamas, 'death toll in Gaza rises to 17,700'

The death toll in Gaza has reached 17,700. This was announced by the Hamas-run Ministry of Health, providing the new death toll since the beginning of the war.

14:08

Erdogan, 'the UN Security Council is Israel's protection council'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the UN Security Council as the "Israeli Protection Council" after the U.S. vetoed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. "Since October 7, the Security Council has become a council for the protection and defense of Israel," the head of state denounced on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the declaration of human rights.

13:33

Kiev on IOC decision, 'Olympics a weapon in Moscow's hands'

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) "essentially gave Russia the green light to turn the Olympics into a weapon" with its decision to authorize the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Paris 2024 Games under a neutral flag. This was written on X by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba. "Because the Kremlin will use every Russian and Belarusian athlete as a weapon in its propaganda war," Kuleba added. I urge all partners to strongly condemn this shameful decision, which undermines Olympic principles."

13:22

Army: Hamas launches rockets from 'humanitarian zone'

Rockets were fired at Israel yesterday from the 'humanitarian zone' set up in the southern end of the Gaza Strip for the masses of Palestinians displaced from other areas. This was stated by the military spokesman. In the afternoon, four rockets were launched from the Muwasi area, near Rafah, towards Israel, which turned out to be defective and then fell and exploded in the Strip. Two hours later, more rockets were fired from the same area towards Israeli territory. "All this proves that Hamas uses the 'humanitarian zone' set up by Israel for terrorist activity," the military spokesman said.

12:53

Israel, 'weapons in stuffed animals and UNRWA bags at school'

A large teddy bear in a school containing "sniper rifles and ammunition" and "weapons hidden in school classrooms, some in bags belonging to UNRWA," the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. They were found by the Israeli army, according to the military spokesman, who also provided videos. Hamas, he added, "uses children's toys to hide weapons, deliberately putting Gaza's children at risk."

12:34

Abu Mazen condemns US on Gaza, 'UN veto is immoral'

"Aggressive, immoral and a blatant violation of all humanitarian values and principles." This is how Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, quoted by Wafa, defined the U.S. veto at the UN Security Council on the Resolution that "obliges Israel to stop its aggression against the Gaza Strip." "The U.S. is responsible for the bloodshed of Palestinian children, women and elderly people in Gaza at the hands of the occupation," he added.

11:49

Wafa, Palestinian killed by Israeli military in Hebron

A 25-year-old Palestinian, Sari Amr, was killed last night in Dura (near Hebron, in the West Bank) when Israeli soldiers raided his home to arrest him. This was reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa. The Israeli army has not yet provided its own version of what happened. Wafa said the death brought to 273 the number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank in clashes with the army since the beginning of the Gaza war.

08:21

Israel thanks US for UN vote and attacks Guterres

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen thanked the U.S. for vetoing the UN Security Council on the ceasefire in Gaza. At the same time, he attacked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, accusing him of siding with Hamas. Cohen expressed "Israel's gratitude to its American ally for its support in continuing the fight to bring the hostages home and eliminate Hamas." For Cohen, Guterres' position is "a disgrace and a mark of Cain for the UN. The Article 99 request, which is not made for the war in Ukraine or Syria, is another example of Guterres' partial and unilateral position."

07:45

Gaza: HRW, US veto risks complicity in war crimes

The United States risks "complicity in war crimes" in Gaza with its veto to block the UN ceasefire resolution, according to Louis Charbonneau, director of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

According to Charbonneau, the U.S. veto prevented the Security Council from "making some of the demands that the U.S. itself had made of Israel and Palestinian armed groups," including respect for international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and the release of all civilians held hostage.
"By continuing to provide Israel with weapons and diplomatic cover while committing atrocities, including the collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza, the United States risks being complicit in war crimes," the Human Rights Watch representative said.

07:26

Oxfam: 'U.S. veto nails coffin for U.S. human rights credibility'

US President Joe Biden's administration has missed an opportunity to "live up to its lofty rhetoric in support of human rights and a rules-based international order," says Oxfam America chief Abby Maxman, who said the U.S. veto of the U.N. resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza puts "another nail in the coffin for U.S. human rights credibility."

Maxman says the world is "ready for the horrific carnage in Gaza to end and focus on releasing hostages and helping Palestinians rebuild their lives." According to the NGO official, the United States has "rightly argued that Israel has the right to defend its people from attacks," but the White House "has not exploited its special relationship with Israel to end this dizzying crisis."

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