Minneapolis City Council passes cease-fire resolution for Israel-Hamas war

Calls for an immediate and permanent cease-fire; humanitarian aid; an end to U.S. military funding to Israel; and the release of hostages and Palestinians in Israeli military prisons

A person wearing a black and white scarf hugs a Black woman
Minneapolis City Council member Robin Wonsley hugs University of Minnesota professor Sima Shakhsari after the city council voted to pass a cease-fire resolution regarding the Israel-Hamas war on Thursday. Ben Hovland | MPR News

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The Minneapolis City Council on Thursday passed a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war.

The resolution passed on a 9-3 vote with one abstention, after more than an hour of discussion and debate among council members and Mayor Jacob Frey.

Hundreds of people, both in support of and opposed to the resolution, filled the council chambers and overflow rooms carrying signs and flags. Supporters rallied in the lobby afterwards to celebrate the outcome.

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