Oxfam statement on UN Security Council resolution for Middle East

Published: 14 August 2006

"The Security Council's long-overdue call for an immediate cessation of hostilities must translate into maximum pressure on Israel and Hezbollah to stop all military action immediately," said Nicola Reindorp, head of Oxfam International's New York Office.

"This 'paper ceasefire' has to lead instantly into a real ceasefire that ends the bloodshed now. Security Council members must now deliver. There can be no more foot dragging, no more hesitation, no more delay – the lives of countless civilians rely on the Security Council members" decisive action to ensure the guns fall silent today.

"There must be no detours on the road to peace, no escape clauses or further delays, the fighting should stop now."


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