UN Security Council calls for immediate cease-fire in Gaza as US abstains

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately criticized the United States for allowing the resolution to pass, and ordered a delegation scheduled to go to Washington to hold high-level talks with U.S. officials to remain in Israel instead. President Joe Biden had requested those meetings to discuss alternatives to a planned Israeli offensive into Rafah, the city in southern Gaza where more than 1 million people have sought refuge. U.S. officials have said such an operation would create a humanitarian disaster. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor and the United States abstaining, which U.S. officials said they did in...