Twice now Germany has abstained in a vote in the UN General Assembly that called for a cease-fire in the Middle East. Many countries around the world are infuriated by this.
Three weeks into the Israel-Hamas conflict, the United Nations General Assembly has called for a "humanitarian truce." How does this differ from other terms considered?
21 May 2023
Apart from a commitment to protect civilians, the agreement calls for restoration of electricity, water and other basic services. That's after a week of negotiations between the envoys.
16 May 2023
The truce between Israel and Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad comes after five days of fighting. The US has welcomed the cease-fire agreement.