The passage of the UNSC resolution calling for a ceasefire without expressing a connection to the release of the Israeli hostages was met with harsh criticism from US and Israeli officials.

The Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan read a previous resolution that the UN passed concerning the Boko Haram kidnapping in Nigeria, which called for the immediate and unconditional release of the hostages.

He then accused the UN of acting like ‘Israeli blood is cheap,’ asking if the baby Kfir Bibas’ life is worth less because he is Israeli.