UNSC Resolution Comes Late and is Not Enough – Arab League Chief

The head of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. (Photo: Kuhlmann/ MSC, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

The UN Security Council Resolution came late and is not enough to stop Israel’s war machine, according to the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmad Aboul Gheit.

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmad Aboul Gheit, said on Saturday that the adoption of a resolution in the United Nations Security Council regarding the delivery of aid to Gaza came late, and is still far from what is expected to be achieved, which is a complete ceasefire.

“Resolution No. 2272, which was adopted yesterday, Friday, is an attempt to prevent famine in the Gaza Strip and to save people, especially women and children, from a catastrophic situation, but it is not enough to stop Israel’s war machine, particular it does not include a ceasefire,” the Arab League chief said in a statement.

Aboul Gheit said that the decision came after stalling and delay at the request of Israel, stressing that what is required is not only the introduction of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip but also primarily the protection of civilians from the continuous bombing.

The only solution is a sustainable ceasefire, and the launch of a major relief operation to include hundreds of thousands of people who currently lack the minimum necessities for life, according to Aboul Gheit

“Every step to alleviate the suffering of civilians in Gaza is in the right direction, but addressing the humanitarian catastrophe cannot be achieved through partial measures or palliatives to absorb the anger of world public opinion over what is happening in Gaza,” the statement added.

The Secretary-General also stressed that rejecting an immediate ceasefire is a “license to kill,” explaining that Arab efforts will not stop to reach an end to the war.

Aboul Gheit called on the United States to reassess the situation and make the correct decision from both a humanitarian and political standpoint instead of indulging Israel’s desire to inflict collective punishment and revenge against 2.3 million people in the Gaza Strip.

After several days of delay, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2722, calling for “unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance at scale directly to the Palestinian civilian population throughout the Gaza Strip”.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia has accused Washington of “dragging out the negotiating process, deviating from the normal transparent work”.

The resolution calls for boosting aid deliveries to the besieged Gaza Strip. However, it falls short of enforcing a clear UN aid mechanism. Additionally, it does not call for a ceasefire. 

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 20,050 Palestinians have been killed, and 53,320 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.


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1 Comment

  1. The UNSC is obviously useless and irrelevant if they can’t stand up to America and Israel. it has been decades. this is a long-term problem with no solution, but Bibi’s Final one which we have been seeing since at least 2007. go back as far as you want, the USA is the problem. As a US citizen, i object to what my government has done.

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