The U.N. Security Council voted in favor of a resolution calling for humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Gaza to allow for the provision of aid. The resolution was adopted 40 days after Hamas’ attacks on southern Israel, with the U.S., U.K., and Russia abstaining from the vote. The resolution calls for humanitarian access and the release of hostages, and demands compliance with international law. Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors criticized the resolution, with Israel rejecting it as disconnected from reality and Palestine emphasizing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The council also rejected an amendment calling for a humanitarian truce.