The government of Dominica on Friday has joined 120 nations for voting in favor of the adoption of a resolution calling for an “Immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between the forces of Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
It is to be noted that, the resolution condemns all acts of violence against Palestinian and Israeli victims, including all the acts of terror and indiscriminate attacks, as well as the acts of provocation, incitement and destruction.
Notably, it was adopted after a rejected amendment by Canada, which called for an unequivocal condemnation of the October 7 “terrorist attack” by Hamas, which has resulted in killing of 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilian, and the taking of 220 hostages.
Moreover, the resolution has made a call for the supplies, such as fuels, to enter the Gaza Strip and called on Israel to cancel its demand for Palestinians in the north of Gaza for relocating the south and said there is a requirement for all parties to exercise maximum restraint “and on all those with influence on them to work toward this goal.”
It “reaffirms that a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved by peaceful means, based on the relevant United Nations resolutions and in accordance with international law, and on the basis of the two-state solution.”
It is to be noted that, the resolution is non-binding and carries no legal weight but is of some importance since it gives an idea of what the rest of the world thinks about the ongoing war.
The current burning issue of the ongoing war in one of the world’s longest-running conflicts began when hundreds of Hamas gunmen infiltrated communities near the Gaza Strip in an unprecedented assault on the Jewish state.
From that moment till now, the Israeli armies has launched air and artillery attacks on Gaza claiming over 7,000 Palestinians and has vowed to destroy Hamas.
A total of 120 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against and 45 abstained.