US says new UN draft resolution on Gaza ceasefire ‘not helpful’

The United States’ deputy ambassador at the UN said Wednesday that a new resolution on the war in Gaza would "not change the situation on the ground". The draft seeking an immediate ceasefire and a halt to Israel's offensive in Rafah is being circulated at the Security Council by Algeria. Israel’s military earlier said it had seized full control of the strategic Philadelphi corridor, a buffer zone between Gaza and Egypt. Read our liveblog to see how all the day's events unfolded.

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