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US Gaza ceasefire vote – why did it fail? | World News


The US has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the first time as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, visited Tel Aviv for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

An American-sponsored resolution demanding a truce was rejected by the UN Security Council. The US policy change comes amid fears the Palestinian territory could be on the brink of famine.

On the Daily, Niall Paterson talks to our Middle East correspondent Alistair Bunkall about how much US support for Israel is wavering.

Plus, Sky’s special correspondent Alex Crawford discusses the importance of being able to report freely from inside Gaza – something she and other foreign journalists have been unable to do since Hamas’s attack on southern Israel on 7 October.

The war has meant images and information from inside Gaza have mostly come from a few Palestinian journalists in the territory. Foreign journalists can only report in Gaza while accompanied by Israeli authorities, who say it is for safety reasons.

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