US blocks UN Security Council statement for 3rd time, approves $735m weapons sale to Israel

18th May, 2021

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Nearly 200 people, including 58 children, have been killed in the intense bombing of the besieged enclave of two million people. Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters/File


The third UN Security Council emergency meeting in a week has again ended with no concrete outcome since the United States blocked a joint statement calling for immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, reports Al Jazeera. The meeting on Sunday took place after the US reportedly blocked resolutions condemning Israel's military response twice over the last week.

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