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US Obstructs Sanctions on Israel, Says Palestinian Human Rights Chief


Sun 02 Jun 2024 | 08:41 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Dr. Ammar Dweik, Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Commission, criticized the United Nations Security Council's handling of the Gaza conflict.

Speaking on the program "Close-Up," aired on Cairo News Channel and hosted by Amal Hanafi, Dweik highlighted the decision-making process within the Security Council, where five countries hold veto power, allowing any one of them to block resolutions aimed at halting the aggression on Gaza.

Dr. Dweikemphasized that the United States has historically used its veto power to prevent any measures that would sanction or even censure Israel.

He pointed out that since October 7, the U.S. has blatantly protected Israel from numerous attempts to pass resolutions to cease the hostilities.

While the U.S. did approve two resolutions, Dweik noted that they were significantly diluted. The first resolution, which barely facilitated the entry of humanitarian aid, and the second, related to a ceasefire, did not effectively address the ongoing crisis.

This criticism underscores the ongoing debate about the role and effectiveness of the United Nations in addressing conflicts, especially those involving powerful member states with vested interests. As the situation in Gaza remains tense, calls for more decisive and unbiased action continue to grow.