UN Security Council adopts US resolution backing Israeli hostage-truce deal

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield (C) votes during a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East at UN headquarters on June 10, 2024 in New York. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
File: The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, at UN headquarters in New York City on April 18, 2024. (Angela Weiss/AFP)

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a US resolution that backs the latest Israeli hostage-ceasefire proposal and calls on Hamas to accept the offer.

There are 14 votes in favor of the resolution, no votes against and one abstention by Russia.

Israel came out against the resolution last week, taking issue with some of the amendments that were made to the text.

The US addressed some of those concerns, dropping an explicit opposition to the establishment of Israeli security buffer zones in Gaza.

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