10 things you need to know today: December 12, 2023

Gaza fighting disrupts aid distribution, special counsel asks the Supreme Court to decide on Trump immunity, and more

Aid trucks waiting to enter Gaza from Egypt
Aid trucks waiting to enter Gaza from Egypt
(Image credit: Giuseppe Cacace / AFP via Getty Images)

1. Gaza fighting forces UN to curb aid distribution

Israeli warplanes and tanks continued the bombardment of Hamas strongholds in southern Gaza overnight. The United Nations said Tuesday it had largely halted aid distribution to civilians in the Palestinian enclave due to the intense fighting. "At night we can't sleep because of the bombing and in the morning we tour the streets looking for food for the children, there is no food," Abu Khalil, a father of six, told Reuters. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly is expected to pass a draft resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire on Tuesday, but General Assembly resolutions are not binding. The United States vetoed a similar resolution at the Security Council on Friday. Reuters

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us