UN Security Council convenes special session on Israel after Arab’s demand



Organization of Islamic Countries demands Security Council to ‘stop Israeli aggression.’

Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to UN addresses UN delegates.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


The United Nations Security Council convened Thursday for a special session, at the request of the Arab delegates, to discuss the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip. During the open session, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor and the Palestinian delegate Riyad Mansour addressed the assembled diplomats.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor

UN chief Ban warned that there was a danger that Israel would launch a ground operation in Gaza if Hamas does not end the rocket and missile fire on Israeli territory.

“It is more urgent than ever to try to find common ground for a return to peace and a cease-fire,” said Mr. Ban reiterated his “calls for both sides to show the maximum restraint. ”

“It is clear that the international community must intensify its efforts to put an immediate end to this escalation and reach a cease-fire sustainable,” he has said.

Also on Thursday, the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the Security Council of the UN to “stop the Israeli aggression” in the band Gaza, which killed more than 80 Palestinians.

This call was made after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while the Security Council session in New York discussed the escalation between the Israeli army and Hamas in Gaza.

In a statement, the OIC states have appointed a ministerial committee from among its 57 member countries to conduct international contacts in order to persuade others to “stop Israeli aggression” against the Palestinians.

The pan-Islamic organization has also decided to undertake diplomatic efforts in Geneva to convene an urgent meeting of the UN Council for Human Rights and get the formation of “an international commission of inquiry into the crimes of Israel and its violations of the rights of Palestinians.”

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