Youngstown City Council has approved a resolution to condemn the violent acts against civilians in Israel and Gaza.

The vote passed 4 to 3 with Councilpersons Julius Oliver, Mike Ray and Anita Davis voting against the resolution.

It was introduced in light of Hamas' October 7th attack on Israel and the humanitarian crisis that has since followed in Gaza.

More than 1,200 people were killed during the October 7th attack and more than 30,000 people have been killed in Gaza since. The resolution states "many of whom were children."

It also points out that nearly the entire population of Gaza has been displaced because of the violence in the region.

Meanwhile, there are still 120 people being held hostage by Hamas, which is also noted in the resolution.

"We believe the vast majority of Israelis, Palestinians, Jews and Muslims as well as the citizens of Youngstown and the citizens of the world, desire permanent peace," the resolution reads.

It adds "the Jewish and Palestinian communities of greater Youngstown are cherished and integral to our city, with rich histories and contributions to Youngstown over the many years."