Egypt Welcomes UN Security Council’s Resolution for ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ During Ramadan

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The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Monday 25 March calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The resolution, which calls for a ceasefire during the month of Ramadan (two weeks of which are remaining), was welcomed by Egypt.  The resolution also calls for calls for a lasting and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza beyond the month of Ramadan and the release of all captives held in Gaza by Hamas and other groups. “The Arab Republic of Egypt welcomes the Security Council’s adoption of a resolution demanding a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip during the month of Ramadan – for the first time since the beginning of the crisis and following the Security Council’s repeated inability to reach a resolution demanding a permanent ceasefire,” said a statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which added that Egypt “calls for the immediate implementation of the ceasefire”. The UN Security Council passed the resolution after it was approved by 14 votes to none. The United States abstained from the vote in what has been criticized by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “clear retreat” from the US’ policy on…

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