UN Security Council to vote on plan for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

By Thomson Reuters Jun 10, 2024 | 9:35 AM

(Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council will vote later on Monday on U.S.-drafted resolution backing a proposal – outlined by President Joe Biden – for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The U.S. finalized its text on Sunday after six days of negotiations among the 15-member council. It was not immediately clear whether veto-powers Russia and China would allow the adoption of the draft.

A resolution needs at least nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the U.S., France, Britain, China or Russia to pass.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)