Tuesday, January 2, 2024

what is the international community's response to the israel-hamas war?

 The international community's response to the Israel-Hamas war has been varied and complex.

Many of Israel's Western allies, including the United States and several European countries, condemned the attacks by Hamas, expressed solidarity with Israel, and stated that Israel has a right to defend itself from armed attacks
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 However, they also emphasized the importance of humanitarian aid access to Gaza
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 The UN Security Council passed a resolution urging scaled-up humanitarian aid access to Gaza
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, and the General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an immediate, sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas
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Countries of the Muslim world had various reactions. While some, like Bahrain, called for de-escalation and affirmed support for a two-state solution, others like Bangladesh called for an immediate ceasefire and expressed deep concern over the tragic loss of civilian lives
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 Arab governments, civil society organizations, and media outlets were quick to condemn the violence and call for peace
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Russia's response was nuanced. While Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the Israeli bombardment of Gaza was against international law, Russia also condemned both the Hamas attack on Israel and Israeli shelling of Gaza. However, Russia voted against a resolution condemning Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly
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In the Arab world, the majority of Arabs—over 90 percent—support peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on the two-state solution. Violence against Israeli civilians by Hamas and other Palestinian groups has been largely condemned
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In conclusion, the international community's response to the Israel-Hamas war has been a mix of condemnation of violence, calls for ceasefire and peace, and emphasis on humanitarian aid and the two-state solution. However, the responses have varied significantly depending on the political, historical, and cultural contexts of the responding countries.

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