For the first time today “humanitarian pauses” in Gaza to bring aid to the civilian population of the strip, although he did not participate in the request for a ceasefire made by the Secretary-General, António Guterres, shortly after.
These humanitarian stops must serve to route “food, water, medicine and other necessities” to Gaza “that does not benefit Hamas or any other terrorist group,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Security Council.
Importantly, Blinken’s request does not include fuel, the entry of which is vetoed by Israel even though it is necessary for the operation of hospitals, as Israel argues that it could fall into the hands of Hamas.
The UN has warned that humanitarian aid reaching Gaza is a “drop” in the ocean of need
“Israel’s right to defend itself”
To implement the humanitarian moratorium, the US is preparing a resolution that it will soon present to the Council, after this body has shown itself unable to agree to a resolution that puts an end – definitive or temporary – of war. in Gaza, and other things because of the US veto.
Blinken said the new resolution clearly stated Israel’s “right to defend itself,” CONTENTS “the right of every nation to defend themselves and prevent attacks from being repeated.”
The head of US diplomacy also sent a series of messages to Iran to warn it not to participate in the conflict, even by proxy: “If Iran or its allies expand the conflict and put more civilians at risk, you will be responsible for it.”, warning.
Finally, he recalled that the only two-state solution, one Israeli and the other Palestinian, is the long-term solution to this conflict, even though Israel has never recognized the right of the Palestinians to dispose of themselves.