[Council meeting now over]

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting at the request of Jordan. The live tweets are below. The main outcome is that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to try to mediate a ceasefire.

Security Council Emergency Meeting Gaza undersecretary of the UN Jeff Feltman

Security Council Emergency Meeting Gaza - Rep of Palestine

Security Council Emergency Meeting Gaza - Israel Ambassador Ron Prosor

Full text of Israeli Ambassador’s Speech here.