Because of the ongoing hostilities between Israel and Hamas, multiple countries have said they are interested in making a peace treaty. What countries have called for the hostilities to stop?

To clarify, I am talking only about the current hostilities going on, not about making a formal peace treaty. Countries that want a formal peace treaty would also answer the question though because a formal peace treaty would end current hostilities if signed. Also, a country calling for restraint (e.g. saying to minimize civilian casualties) does not call for the hostilities to stop. Calling for the hostilities to stop means saying that you want the fighting to stop.

  • A ceasefire is not the same as a peace treaty. The tile of the Q asks for the former, and body of the Q for the latter. Commented Apr 9 at 8:34

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Multiple media sources have recently reported that the US has blocked a Security Council (SC) resolution calling for an immediate end to the hostilities:

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Israel-Palestine violence

Nixed statement 'expressed deep concern about the latest situation in Gaza, and called for an immediate' end to hostilities

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Israel-Palestine violence

The other members of the SC are: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, Estonia, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadies, Tunisia, and Vietnam. According to the Times of Israel, they were ready to issue a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire:

Fourteen of the 15 Security Council members sought to issue a joint statement, which requires unanimous approval, after closed emergency meetings on Monday and Wednesday. They were rebuffed by the US, which said it wanted more time for its own diplomatic efforts to play out, according to several Security Council diplomats. That statement too would have called for an immediate ceasefire, while condemning both sides for the violence.

For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire

In addition to the 14 SC members, others have also called for an immediate ceasefire:

Just now it was reported that EUs 27 foreign ministers have met in a videoconference to discuss and possibly adopt a joint declaration about the situation:

“I think I’m not being too optimistic (to say) that at a minimum, what will probably come out (of Tuesday’s EU meeting) is the call for a ceasefire, an offer of humanitarian aid and then seeing how to restart the political process,” Bartolo said.

Israel-Palestine: EU foreign ministers to call for ceasefire

Evarist Bartolo is currently serving as the EUs Minister of Foreign Affairs. The joint declaration appears to have been blocked by Hungary:

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called for the implementation of a ceasefire, following a video conference of EU foreign ministers, adding that the call was backed by all the bloc’s member states except Hungary.

Israel continues Gaza air raids as calls for ceasefire grow: Live

So to the list of countries calling for a ceasefire, we should add the other 26 EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.


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