Israel, U.S. Try to Ward Off UN Condemnations of Gaza Air Strikes

The Security Council is meeting to consider whether to condemn Israel amid the deaths of Palestinian civilians.

Jerusalem and Washington are trying to prevent the UN Security Council from condemning Israel’s air offensive in the Gaza Strip, in which dozens of Palestinian civilians have been killed, Israeli diplomats said Thursday. The Security Council is due to meet at 10 A.M. New York time to discuss the fighting between Israel and Hamas.