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The United States blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing Israel’s assassination of Hamas’ leader. The United States was alone in vetoing the resolution, which condemned the “most recent extrajudicial execution committed by Israel, the occupying Power, that killed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.” Eleven countries voted for the resolution, with Germany, Britain and Romania abstaining.

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