Responding to UN Security Council vote, Israel says there will be no ‘extended pauses’ without hostage release

Demonstrators in support of Israel gather to denounce antisemitism and call for the release of hostages from Gaza on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2023. (Stefani Reynolds / AFP)
Demonstrators in support of Israel gather to denounce antisemitism and call for the release of hostages from Gaza on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2023. (Stefani Reynolds / AFP)

Responding to a UN Security Council vote calling for “extended humanitarian pauses” in Gaza, Israel’s Foreign Ministry demands the body work to free the hostages held in the Strip.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry says there is “no room for extended humanitarian pauses as long as 239 hostages are still in the hands of Hamas terrorists.”

The UNSC resolution did call for the immediate release of all the hostages.

A number of reports today indicated that there is a potential deal in the works to free a number of captives in exchange for a several-day pause in fighting.

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