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UN Security Council passes resolution calling for an extended humanitarian pause in Gaza

# The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution calling for an urgent extended humanitarian pause to allow aid access into Gaza, and the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas. The US and the UK, abstained on the resolution on the grounds that although they supported the emphasis on humanitarian relief, they could not give their full support because it contained no explicit criticism of Hamas. Russia also abstained on the grounds that the resolution made no mention of an immediate ceasefire.