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AOC Slams Biden Administration’s ‘Shameful’ Veto on UN Ceasefire Resolution!

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has strongly condemned the Biden administration for vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for a permanent ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war. This move by the U.S. has sparked significant controversy and criticism from various political figures.

The Controversial Veto

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The U.S. vetoed a UN resolution seeking a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, drawing criticism from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Israel-Hamas War Escalation

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Following the deadly Palestinian militant attack on October 7, Israel launched heavy airstrikes on Gaza, leading to significant casualties.

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The U.S. Stance in the UN

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Out of 15 countries in the UN Security Council, the U.S. was the only one to vote against the ceasefire resolution, while the UK abstained from voting.

AOC’s Strong Criticism

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Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Biden administration for vetoing the UN’s call for a ceasefire, accusing it of ignoring human rights concerns.

Bernie Sanders’ Condemnation

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Senator Bernie Sanders also denounced the U.S. veto, emphasizing the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.

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AOCs Twitter Outrage

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She wrote on X (formerly Twitter): “Shameful. The Biden Admin can no longer reconcile their professed concern for Palestinians and human rights while also single-handedly vetoing the UN’s call for ceasefire and sidestepping the entire US Congress to unconditionally back the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza.”

Global Protests for Ceasefire

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Protests have erupted worldwide, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza amid worsening Palestinian conditions.

Progressive Congress Members’ Support

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A group of progressive Congress members, including Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, have been vocal in supporting a ceasefire and criticizing President Biden’s approach.

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Biden Administration’s Position

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The White House has refrained from calling for a ceasefire, fearing it would allow Hamas to strike Israel again.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters on Thursday, “It is imperative—it remains imperative—that Israel put a premium on civilian protection.”

Antony Blinken on Civilian Protection

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But he also acknowledged Israel’s failure to adequately protect civilians in Gaza. “And there does remain a gap between exactly what I said when I was there, the intent to protect civilians, and the actual results that we’re seeing on the ground.”

UN Secretary-General’s Warning

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned of a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, with the risk of a total collapse of support systems. He said “There is a high risk of the total collapse of the humanitarian support system in Gaza, which would have devastating consequences,

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U.S. Representative’s Defense of Veto

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Robert A. Wood defended the U.S. veto, arguing that the resolution would leave Hamas in place to repeat its actions.

A Divisive Political Stance

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The Biden administration’s decision to veto the UN ceasefire resolution has led to a divisive political stance, with prominent figures like Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders openly criticizing the move as detrimental to peace and human rights in the region.

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