The United Nations Security Council on Monday adopted a US draft resolution urging Hamas to accept the latest cease-fire and hostage release deal.

Fourteen members of the council voted in favour of the measure.

Russia, one of the five permanent members of the Security Council with veto power over resolutions, abstained.

It was the only country to do so. 

Hamas released a statement following the vote, saying they “welcome” what was included in the draft resolution “regarding a permanent cease-fire in Gaza.”

President Joe Biden backed the deal in late May, announcing Israel had degraded Hamas’ capabilities and that it was “time for this war to end” and the “day after to begin.”