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UN Security Council reconvenes to call for halt in fighting as death toll in Gaza approaches 20,000

A picture taken on Dec. 20, 2023, from Rafah shows smoke billowing after Israeli strikes over the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. (Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture taken on Dec. 20, 2023, from Rafah shows smoke billowing after Israeli strikes over the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. (Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images)

Nearly 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as Israel wages war against Hamas in the besieged enclave. Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council reconvenes Wednesday to discuss a humanitarian resolution to stop the fighting that won’t get vetoed by the U.S.

We get the latest from The Washington Post’s Louisa Loveluck.

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