The U.S. vetoed a Brazil-proposed draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council aimed at facilitating humanitarian aid in the Gaza strip amidst the escalating Israel-Palestine conflict. Expressing disappointment at the resolution’s omission of Israel’s right to self-defense, the move marks the recent impasse’s second unsuccessful attempt after Russia’s rejected proposal for a humanitarian ceasefire. Meanwhile, the UK abstained, citing insufficient recognition of Israel’s defensive rights. The deadlock fuels concerns about the prolonged humanitarian crisis in Gaza, prompting calls for urgent action from the international community.
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