Sun 03 Mar 2024 9:12 am - Jerusalem Time

UN Security Council expresses its concern about the Nabulsi roundabout massacre in Gaza

The UN Security Council adopted a press statement drafted by Algeria expressing its deep concern about the Nabulsi Roundabout massacre in the Gaza Strip, while the number of martyrs of the massacre increased, while continuing to cast doubt on the account presented by the Israeli army regarding the massacre, in which hundreds were killed and wounded.

The council said in the statement that it was "deeply concerned by reports that more than 100 people lost their lives" and several hundred others were injured, including people with gunshot wounds.

The Council stressed the need to take all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, stressing that all parties must comply with their obligations under international law.

The Council called on all parties to refrain from depriving the civilian population of basic services and humanitarian assistance.

He expressed his deep concern about estimates issued by the Integrated Interim Classification that all 2,200,000 people in Gaza face alarming levels of acute food insecurity.

The Council urged Israel to keep the border crossings open for the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Russia: The Council fails again

The Russian deputy delegate expressed his regret that the UN Security Council failed once again to clearly call for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons in Gaza.

The Russian deputy delegate added in his tweet on the X platform, saying: We decided not to obstruct the press statement because the first paragraph of the draft statement has become more balanced and precise, and we strongly believe that the Council is obligated to return to drafting a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in New York, Murad Hashem, said that the statement issued by the Security Council came after a difficult struggle and difficulty in agreeing on it, as a result of the American position refusing to condemn Israel, or demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

He pointed out that there will be an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly next Monday, to discuss the dangerous situation of UNRWA, and the need to revitalize its operations and resume providing aid to it.

The number of Palestinians who were shot dead by the Israeli forces at the Nabulsi roundabout in Gaza City rose to 117.

A New York Times investigation accused the Israeli army of copying the images it broadcast, in which it denied responsibility for the massacre.

The investigation, which relied on image analysis, said that Al Jazeera's images made it possible to clarify the source of the gunfire.


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UN Security Council expresses its concern about the Nabulsi roundabout massacre in Gaza