India Backs UN Call for Gaza Ceasefire as Casualty Debate Deepens Rift Between Israel and US

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continued to escalate in Gaza, India voiced its support for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, backing a UN General Assembly resolution.

The resolution, which called for an end to hostilities, passed with an overwhelming majority of 153 votes in favour.

However, key allies Israel and the US found themselves increasingly isolated on the global stage over their refusal to support the ceasefire appeal.

Meanwhile, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan rejected the resolution as tilted heavily against his country.

Erdan argued that a ceasefire would only allow Hamas to consolidate its grip.

With over 18,400 Palestinian casualties reported so far, most of them civilians, the humanitarian costs have snowballed.