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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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U.S. Vetoes Call for Cease-Fire in Gaza

Dec 11, 2023

The bombs continued to rain down as the U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned of "the total collapse of the humanitarian support system in Gaza." He supported a resolution calling for a humanitarian cease-fire, saying that Israeli attacks have hit 339 education facilities, 26 hospitals and 56 other health care facilities, that 85% of the population of Gaza has been forced from their homes, and that "nowhere in Gaza is safe." Thirteen of the fifteen members of the U.N. Security Council backed this resolution, while one abstained.

But the U.S. said no and vetoed the resolution. The U.S. again voiced its support for the Israeli state’s murderous policy. After all, Israel is the ever-reliable cop ready to help U.S. corporations control the wealth of the Middle East.

If there was ever any doubt, this veto has made it clear that the war on the people of Gaza is the U.S.’s war.