UNSC to Hold Emergency Meeting on Palestine

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New York: Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) are to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the growing violence in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The urgent talks are expected to be held later on Friday after a Thursday meeting of Arab ambassadors, who warned about the escalating situation in the occupied West Bank, East al-Quds and the Gaza Strip.

Weeks of violence have left at least 30 Palestinians martyred, with officials in the UN, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, repeatedly calling for calm and an end to the bloodshed.

The Palestinian foreign minister and UN envoy Riyad Mansour said the UNSC has a responsibility regarding the situation, which he said has become “very explosive,” as he called for immediate UN action to quell the violence.

Mansour had earlier warned that Israeli regime is deliberately fueling violence with Palestinians to deflect attention away from its diplomatic failures.

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