(CNN) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said Saturday that the United States was responsible for the “bloodshed” of civilians in Gaza, a day after the U.N. The United States used its veto against the Security Council resolution. .. an immediate ceasefire in the Strip.
According to the official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa), Abbas condemned the “veto” and described the US position as “immoral” and a “flagrant violation of all humanitarian values and principles”.
According to Wafa, Abbas said, “The US is responsible for the bloodshed of Palestinian children, women and the elderly in the Gaza Strip.”
Abbas said the United States was complicit in what he called “war crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem,” and called on the international community to seek solutions. Before this dangerous crisis turns into a religious war that threatens the entire world.
A rare intervention this week by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres led to a UN Security Council vote on Friday on a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
On Friday, the United States used its veto during a UN Security Council vote against a draft resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
Thirteen countries in the Security Council voted in favor of the draft resolution, with the United States using its veto and the United Kingdom abstaining from voting.
The resolution, opposed by the US, called for an “immediate ceasefire on humanitarian grounds” and the “immediate and unconditional release of all hostages”.