UAE, the Arab Group & China on Gaza Humanitarian Corridor Resolution | United Nations
Joint Press Stakeout by Ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Arab Group and China on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
On Wednesday (15 Nov), the Security Council adopted a resolution calling for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days to enable full, rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access.
The resolution, drafted by Malta, received twelve votes in favour and three abstentions, The United Kingdom, the United States, and the Russian Federation.
The text of the resolution demands compliance with international law, specifically the protection of civilians, especially children. It also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages held by Hamas and other groups, especially children.
The text calls on all parties not to deprive civilians in Gaza of basic services and humanitarian aid needed for their survival, welcomes the initial, limited deliveries of aid, and calls for that to be scaled up.
Outside the Council Mansour – flanked by other Council members, said, “the Israeli Government declared before the end of this meeting, that they will not honour it, they will not implement it. Which means that very likely we might come back again soon to the Security Council demanding, you know, that they find ways for the implementations of their resolutions including this last one, 2417.”