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UN General Assembly session: Uzbekistan once again votes for immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip 

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. 153 countries, including Uzbekistan, voted in favor of the resolution, 10 countries voted against and 23 states abstained.

Фото: Reuters

The UN General Assembly met on Tuesday afternoon in an Emergency Special Session on the decades-long Palestine-Israel conflict. The ongoing crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating.  

At the session, Speaker of the Assembly, Dennis Francis, said there was now “an onslaught on civilians, the breakdown of humanitarian systems and profound disrespect for international law and international humanitarian law” being shown by combatants. 

“We have one singular priority – only one – to save lives,” he stressed. “Stop this violence now.”

The initiators of the resolution were Egypt and Mauritania. The resolution was supported by 153 countries, including Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Brazil, and the UAE. 10 countries, including Israel and the United States, opposed it. 23 countries abstained.

It should be recalled that on October 28, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. 120 countries (including Uzbekistan) voted for it.

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