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United Nations General Assembly passes resolution for ceasefire in Gaza

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, with more than three-quarters of the 193-member General Assembly backing the move.

Last week at the UN Security Council, the US vetoed a ceasefire call.

Washington does not have a veto in the General Assembly. It voted against the UNGA draft resolution, along with Israel and eight other countries. The text garnered 153 votes in favour, while 23 countries abstained from the vote.

General Assembly resolutions are not binding but carry political weight, reflecting a global view of the war.