Union City Board of Commissioners approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza


The Union City Board of Commissioners unanimously approved (5-0) a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza at last night’s meeting.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

” … The Mayor and the Board of Commissioners of the City of Union City calls for an immediate and permanent ceasefire, encouraging all parties to cease hostilities, prioritize the protection of civilian lives,” the local legislation says.

“And for the immediate release of both Israeli hostages and Palestinian hostages in connection with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Gaza … the City of Union City stands in solidarity with the people of Israel and Palestine, who are suffering as the result of the violence and hostilities being inflicted as a result of the war in Gaza.”

The measure passed without much discussion at about a 30-minute meeting at the Jose Marti Freshman Academy, located at 1800 Summit Ave.

They are the first governing body in Hudson County to pass such a resolution, with the only other group to vote on something similar is the Jersey City Council, where the measure failed by a vote of 3-0(5).

The Paterson City Council approved a resolution at the end of last year urging U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9) to support a federal measure calling for a ceasefire.

They had also passed a resolution in support of the people of Palestine back in October, shortly after the Middle Eastern conflict began.

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