Thu 22 Feb 2024 9:25 am - Jerusalem Time

The Security Council meets on Palestine today

Today, Thursday, the United Nations Security Council will hold its monthly session on the situation in the Middle East, especially the Palestinian issue, followed by a consultation session.

Members are scheduled to listen to a briefing from the General Secretariat on the latest developments in Gaza and the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council failed to adopt a draft resolution calling for an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, after the United States used its veto.

Thirteen countries voted in favor of the draft resolution submitted by Algeria on behalf of the Arab Group, while the United Kingdom abstained from voting, and the United States used its “veto” to thwart the resolution.

The draft resolution rejects the forced displacement of the Palestinian civilian population, calls for adherence to international law, and renews its call for full, rapid, safe and unhindered access of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and all its parts, and for sufficient humanitarian aid to be provided urgently, continuously, and in the appropriate size, to Palestinian civilians.

The project reaffirms its firm commitment to the vision of a two-state solution under which the democratic states of Israel and Palestine live side by side in peace and within secure and recognized borders.


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The Security Council meets on Palestine today