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Why the US is suddenly calling for a ceasefire in Gaza

21 February 2024

12:46 AM

21 February 2024

12:46 AM

In a surprising move, the United States has put forward a draft for a UN Security Council resolution calling for a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The draft also opposes Israel’s planned operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

US president Joe Biden has stood firmly by his support for Israel’s right to defend itself in the wake of Hamas’s brutal attack on 7 October.

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