The UN General Assembly has failed to pass by two-thirds majority a US-sponsored resolution condemning Hamas and its rocket attacks against Israel.
The vote on the resolution to condemn Hamas was 87-57 with 33 abstentions, below the two-thirds requirement.
The resolution also would have supported a “just, lasting and comprehensive peace” between the Israelis and Palestinians in accordance with all other United Nations resolutions on the issue.
The latest violence in Gaza erupted on Monday after a Hamas commander was killed in a covert Israeli operation. Since then, Gaza militants have fired at least 460 rockets at Israel, and Israeli forces have carried out air strikes on 160 targets in Gaza.