Russia push for Security Council action on Israel, Gaza fails

Published on 17 Oct 2023 1:41:21 PM

A Russian-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution that called for a humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian forces in Gaza failed to pass on Monday (Oct 16), while a vote on a rival Brazilian text was delayed until Tuesday (Oct 17).

The resolution could have called for a humanitarian ceasefire, the release of hostages, humanitarian aid access, and the safe evacuation of civilians in need.