Middle East conflict live updates: Blinken to warn Israel on Rafah plan; U.S. presents cease-fire resolution

Middle East conflict live updates: Blinken to warn Israel on Rafah plan; U.S. presents cease-fire resolution

The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to pass a resolution introduced by the United States condemning restrictions on aid to Gaza and calling for a cease-fire with no stated time limit — a provision that had contributed to the U.S. veto of previous resolutions. China and Russia, permanent members of the Security Council, vetoed the measure. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Friday. After the meeting, Netanyahu said he remained set on a ground incursion into the densely packed Gazan city of Rafah — despite warnings from world leaders against such an attack.  » …
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