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Hamas hails Russia, China, Algeria for veto on US-draft resolution

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The recent US-drafted resolution labelled the Resistance movement a “terrorist organization” and claimed it did not represent the people of Palestine.

Smoke from Israeli bombardment of the northern Gaza Strip is seen from southern Palestine, Friday, March 22, 2024 (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

In reaction to China, Russia, and Algeria’s vetoes on today’s US-drafted resolution at the UN Security Council, the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas issued a statement expressing appreciation for their decision.

“We express our appreciation for the position of Russia, China, and Algeria, which rejected the biased American resolution of aggression against our people,” the statement read.”

The US revised resolution called for increased humanitarian aid in Gaza and “rejects any forced displacement of the civilian population in Gaza,” but failed to include a permanent ceasefire.

It called for a ceasefire that “should lay the foundation for a sustainable ceasefire,” once again “reiterating the vision of the two-state solution, with the Gaza Strip as part of the Palestinian State.”

It also labeled the Resistance movement a “terrorist organization” and claimed it did not represent the people of Palestine.

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The Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations  Zhang Jun said that the call was laying preconditions for a ceasefire that will enable the continuation of the Gaza genocide.

Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia labelled the US resolution a “standard American deception” and said that Russia does not tolerate ceasefire calls that lead to nowhere.

“The purpose of the American decision is to buy time and its goal is politicized so that Israel can escape punishment,” Nebenzia said.

Algeria’s representative, on his part, lamented the rejection of a previous Algerian-drafted resolution.

Had the Council adopted Algeria’s resolution  in late February, it could have prevented the loss of thousands of innocent lives, Algeria’s UN representative Amar Benjama said.

Shortly after the session ended, Sputnik reported that another resolution on Gaza is due to be voted on Saturday morning.

They draft resolution was prepared by Algeria, Malta, Switzerland, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Guyana.

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“Israel” is currently planning to launch a ground invasion of Rafah, where over a million Palestinians have sought refuge.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently informed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that ‘Israel’ will enter Rafah with or without US help.

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