UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest

AFP

© AFP | Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Lions’ Gate, a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, on July 22, 2017, in protest against new Israeli security measures implemented at the holy site

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) – The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, diplomats said.The meeting — requested by Sweden, France and Egypt — would be to “urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported,” said Sweden’s political affairs coordinator Carl Skau.

Tensions have risen throughout the past week because of new Israeli security measures at the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount.

The site in Jerusalem’s Old City that includes the revered Al-Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock has been a focal point for Palestinians.

Friday’s violence — a stabbing attack that killed three Israelis and clashes which left three Palestinians dead — was among the most severe in recent years.

On Saturday, a 17-year-old Palestinian died of injuries suffered in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

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One Response to “UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about deadly Israeli-Palestinian unrest”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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