Monday, May 10, 2021

UN Security Council to discuss tensions in East Jerusalem - AA

The UN Security Council will meet Monday to discuss the escalating tensions in East Jerusalem, according to diplomatic sources.

The council will hold a closed-door session at 9 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) to discuss the crisis, which began with the forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood by Israeli settlers.

Palestinians in Jerusalem in recent days have protested in solidarity with residents of Sheikh Jarrah amid attacks by Israeli police.

The crisis stems from a ruling by the Israeli Central Court in East Jerusalem, which approved a decision to evict seven Palestinian families from their homes in favor of Israeli settlers at the beginning of this year...

1 comment:

  1. Diplomats said the briefing was requested by nearly two-thirds of the 15-member council - Tunisia, Ireland, China, Estonia, France, Norway, Niger, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam.
    It's unlikely that the 15-member body will take any action, but the gathering is yet another sign of increased international concern of the continued violence in Jerusalem.
    The Trump administration had been supportive of Israel at the UN and had used its veto power at the Security Council to protect the Jewish state from censure.
    US President Joe Biden has promised to also stand by Israel at the UN, but the Jerusalem violence is likely to test that resolve.
    Jordan on Monay summoned Israel's deputy ambassador to Jordan Sami Abu Janeb to its Foreign Ministry over Jerusalem.


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