BREAKING: UN Security Council Demands Ceasefire In Gaza, US Refuses To Veto

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council, made up of five permanent members and ten non-permanent members, voted to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli Defense Forces prepare their assault into the southern city of Rafah to destroy the last remnants of the terrorist group Hamas. The resolution's passage is the first time that calls for a ceasefire have successfully made it through the international body after failing on four separate occasions.

The resolution that passed calls for a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict but also demands that a hostage deal take place between Israel and Hamas. The US abstained from the vote and refused to veto the resolution while every single other member of the council voted in favor. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that if the US did not veto the resolution, if it did not include mention of a hostage deal, he would cancel his upcoming trip to Washington, DC.

"Biden, given the choice to stand with Israel, ABSTAINED," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote on X. "Disgraceful."

The UN Security Council is comprised of five permanent members, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China, and 10 non-permanent members, who rotate every two years. These members include Algeria, Ecuador, Guyana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Korea, and Switzerland. The permanent members can veto a resolution.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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