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  •  it's not a UN resolution (1+ / 0-)

    otherwise it wouldn't have passed. It's a non-binding statement.

    •  It is a resolution (8+ / 0-)

      but it is non binding.  The initial draft recommended Israel withdraw from Gaza, but that was removed at the US' request. It is non binding in that it doesn't invoke Chapter 6 or 7, or other enforcement mechanisms, but non adherence will be viewed as prejudicial to peace by the rejecting parties.  

      •  I am sure Israel is terrified (0+ / 0-)

        of those consequences.

      •  Actually, you both are incorrect. (2+ / 0-)
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        poco, capelza

        This was NOT a resolution, binding or nonbinding. It was a Presidential statement, made, as these things are normally done, in the name of unanimity.   See this UN Press release, dated today:  

        The United Nations Security Council today, meeting in an emergency session just after midnight, called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

        In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for the call by international partners and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for such a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.

         “The Security Council also calls on parties to engage in efforts to achieve a durable and fully respected ceasefire, based on the Egyptian initiative,” the statement added.

        emphasis mine

        Unfortunately, the link to the statement at the UNSC subsite is not yet active.

        Anyone arguing that there's no difference between the parties is a fucking moron who can simply go to hell. -- kos

        by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 07:37:40 AM PDT

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