The United States faces global condemnation after vetoing a U.N. resolution for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

The U.S. stands alone after rejecting a United Nations resolution that sought a cease-fire in the conflict-ridden Gaza Strip, triggering harsh criticism from various governments, human rights organizations, and aid groups. Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas labeled the veto a 'mark of shame' for America, while France's U.N. ambassador called for an immediate humanitarian truce, subtly criticizing the U.S. for the Security Council's failure to act.