Event: Draft Security Council Resolution S/2006/508

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The majority (10 members) of the Security Council vote in favor of a draft that condemns (a) the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian armed groups from Gaza and (b) the military assault being carried out by Israel. The draft "calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to halt its military operations and its disproportionate use of force that endanger the Palestinian civilian population and to withdraw its forces to their original positions outside the Gaza Strip." The United Kingdom abstains and the US vetoes the draft.

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Security Council Resolution S/RES/1701
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