With there being over 1,000 individuals killed in the Israel-Hamas skirmish, the Security Council for the United Nations held an emergency meeting in New York early Monday and declared strong backing for an abrupt and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
The cease-fire would permit for the delivery of badly needed assistance, stated the U.N. Security Council.
The 15 nation council also exclaimed its support for a complete peace based on the visualization of a region where two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, are able to live side by side in peace with safe and recognized borders as proposed in Security Council resolution 1850 back from 2008.
The call for a cease-fire came through after Hamas and Israel both started up firing on each other again on Sunday after a short term cease-fire was unsuccessful in doing anything to stop the conflict. The fleeting truce in the battle Saturday had permitted much needed medical supplies to be brought into Gaza, numerous families were able to surface out of shelters and people were allowed to dig out deceased individuals from heaps of rubble.
However on Sunday, Israel declared that due to nonstop rocket fire out of Gaza, it was restarting its Operation Protective Edge, even though Hamas had stated it had agreed to a 24 hour U.N. mediated cease-fire. The Security Council for the United Nations held an emergency meeting in New York early Monday and declared strong backing for an abrupt and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
By Kimberly Ruble