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    UN Security Council Adopts a Cease-Fire Resolution Aimed at Ending Israel-Hamas War in Gaza

    UN Security Council Adopts a Cease-Fire Resolution Aimed at Ending Israel-Hamas War in Gaza

    UNITED — The U.N. Security Council on Monday approved its first resolution endorsing a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the eight-month war between and Hamas in .

    The U.S.-sponsored resolution welcomes a cease-fire proposal announced by President Joe Biden that the United States says Israel has accepted. It calls on the militant Palestinian group Hamas, which initially said it viewed the proposal “positively,” to accept the three-phase plan.

    It urges Israel and Hamas “to fully implement its terms without delay and without condition.”

    The resolution — which was approved overwhelmingly with 14 of the 15 Security Council members voting in favor and abstaining — also calls on Israel and Hamas “to fully implement its terms without delay and without condition.”

    U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood told reporters earlier on Monday that the United States wanted all 15 Security Council members to support what he described as “the best, most realistic opportunity to bring at least a temporary halt to this war.”

    Whether Israel and Hamas agree to the three-phase cease-fire plan remains in question, but the resolution's strong support in the U.N.'s most powerful body puts added pressure on both parties to approve the proposal.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Biden presented only parts of the proposal and insisted that any talk of a permanent cease-fire before…

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