Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his displeasure to Russian President Vladimir Putin for voting in support of the Gaza ceasefire resolution at the UN Security Council. This information was given in a statement from Netanyahu’s office on Sunday.
It is said in that statement that Netanyahu expressed his displeasure to Putin on Sunday regarding the position taken by the representatives of Russia against Israel in the United Nations and other forums. He said that Israel reacted with the force that it had after being the victim of a terrorist attack, no other country would have used less force in the same situation.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter on Israel’s attack on Gaza. Then last Friday, the United Arab Emirates proposed a ceasefire in Gaza to the 15-member Security Council. On that day, 13 members of the council including Russia supported the proposal. However, the cease-fire proposal failed due to the veto of the permanent member United States.
On October 7, the Palestinian independence organization Hamas attacked Israel. 1 thousand 147 people were killed in Israel in that attack. Since that day, Israeli forces have been attacking Gaza indiscriminately. More than 17 thousand 700 people have been killed in the valley so far. Most of them are women and children.