Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block another cease-fire resolution at the UN


February 16, 2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes across Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight into Sunday, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire.

The U.S., Israel's top ally, said it instead hopes to broker a cease-fire and hostage-release agreement between Israel and Hamas, and envisions a wider resolution on the war sparked by the militant group's Oct. 7 attack. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Hamas' demands "delusional."

Netanyahu also opposes Palestinian statehood, which the U.S....

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