On Tuesday, Russia and UAE jointly called for an immediate meeting of the United Nations Security Council in response to a tragic attack on a hospital in the Gaza Strip. This devastating incident resulted in the loss of at least 100 lives.
Dmitry Polyanski, the Russian ambassador to the UN, announced on Telegram that both Russia and the United Arab Emirates were requesting this urgent meeting to address the recent strike on a Gaza hospital.
The day before this joint request, the Security Council had already rejected a Russian proposal that aimed to condemn the escalating violence in the Middle East. The reason for this rejection was that the proposal did not explicitly blame Hamas for its unexpected attack on Israel, which tragically led to the deaths of at least 1,400 people. In response to this assault, Israel launched airstrikes, resulting in approximately 3,000 casualties among the people of Gaza.
The Security Council will now vote on a second proposal from Brazil rather than the original one. This new proposal includes clear and direct language condemning the Islamist group Hamas and seems to have garnered broader support from council members. Originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, the vote has been rescheduled to Wednesday, at around 1400 GMT.