The United States abstained Friday on a painfully negotiated U.N. Security Council resolution on Gaza, allowing passage of the measure calling for “urgent and extended” pauses in the fighting there and a new screening mechanism for rushing humanitarian aid to civilians in dire need.
More than 20,000 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip during the war between Israel and Hamas, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Hostages: More than 100 held in the Gaza Strip have been released. Here’s what we know about those freed by Hamas so far.
Oct. 7 attack: Hamas spent more than a year planning its assault on Israel. A Washington Post video analysis shows how Hamas exploited vulnerabilities created by Israel’s reliance on technology at the “Iron Wall,” the security barrier around the Gaza Strip, to carry out the deadliest attack in Israel’s history. Stock traders earned millions of dollars anticipating the Oct. 7 Hamas attack, a study found.