US now pushes UN to back ‘immediate’ Gaza ceasefire to free hostages


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The United States on Tuesday revised language in a draft United Nations Security Council resolution to back “an immediate ceasefire of roughly six-weeks in Gaza together with the release of all hostages,” according to the text seen by Reuters. The third revision of the text — first proposed by the US two weeks ago — now reflects blunt remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris. The initial U.S. draft had shown support for “a temporary ceasefire” in the Israel-Hamas war. The US wants any Security Council support for a ceasefire to be linked to the release of hostages held by Hamas...