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Immediate ceasefire is ‘common wish’ of international community, says China

Speaking at the United Nations Security Council, China’s representative to the UN, Zhang Jun, has said that a ceasefire in Gaza is an “urgent imperative to save innocent lives and to prevent a wider war.”

He criticised the US for exercising its veto on Wednesday on a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and called on Washington to show a “responsible attitude” and “respect the established consensus.”

“An immediate ceasefire is the common wish voiced by the international community and the consensus of the council’s overwhelming majority,” he said.

Meanwhile, Israeli army shelling of residential homes in central Gaza killed at least 40 Palestinians, local authorities said.

At least 29,410 Palestinians have been killed and 69,465 injured in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

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