LIVE GAZA. Palestinians launch new procedure to become a UN member state | Israel-Palestine conflict

LIVE GAZA. Palestinians launch new procedure to become a UN member state | Israel-Palestine conflict
LIVE GAZA. Palestinians launch new procedure to become a UN member state | Israel-Palestine conflict
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Palestinians are once again launching the procedure to become a UN member state

The PalestiniansThat observer status since 2012 have at the United Nations, have Tuesday officially again the procedure launched to become a UN member state. This is evident from a letter from the Palestinian UN ambassador that the AFP news agency was able to view.

In the letter to the UN Secretary General that was transmitted to the Security Council, Riyad Mansour announces that he revives membership request dating back to 2011 “at the request of the Palestinian leadership”. He asks the Security Council to investigate “in April 2024”.

The ambassador has repeated this several times in recent months that one of the priorities of the Palestinians, in view of the large-scale Israeli offensive, is to become a full member of the UN.

The Palestinians receive the following letter in another letter sent on Tuesday support from representatives of the Arab countries and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. “We would like to point out that 140 member states recognize the Palestinian State“, the letter says. The countries consider the 2011 request as still being processed.

In 2011, the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas launched the procedure for the “accession of the Palestinian State to the UN”. It was never fully completed and the Palestinians were finally granted observer status in November 2012, following the vote of a resolution in the UN General Assembly.

According to the United Nations Convention, the accession of a state decided by the General Assembly, by a two-thirds majority, but only after a positive recommendation from the Security Council.

Observers call it doubtful that the question will be submitted to the General Assembly, given that the There is a good chance that the US, an ally of Israel, will use its veto power in the Security Council.

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Russia accuses Israel of “fueling the conflict” after attack in Damascus

The Israel’s attacks in Syria are “intended to fuel conflict” in the region. That has the Russian ambassador to the United Nations stated in the UN Security Council on Tuesdaywhich was convened after Monday’s deadly attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

“We believe that such aggressive acts by Israel are intended to further fuel the conflict. They are completely unacceptable and must stop,” said Vassili Nebenzia, who is a “flagrant violation” of Syria’s territorial sovereignty.

Nebenzia, who had called for a UN Security Council meeting at Iran’s request, also reiterated that Russia “condemns the attack in the strongest terms.”

“The reason for such an act, a deliberate act, is obvious: to respond to international pressure by to provoke escalation of the conflict and ensure that Palestinians will continue to die, for political calculations,” Algeria’s UN Ambassador Amar Bendjama also saidwhich accuses Israel of “the to drag the region into the conflict.”

The most members of the Security Council have condemned the attack against the Iranian consulatewhich killed at least thirteen people, including two generals and five members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, convicted. They emphasized the inviolability of diplomatic buildings under international law, but did not mention Israel by name. A Pentagon spokeswoman told the press on Tuesday that the US believes Israel was behind the attack.

Iran has already threatened retaliation against Israel.

The attack does the fear grow that it Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to spread in the region. Iran is an ally of Hamas, against whom Israel has been waging a war in the Gaza Strip since October.

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US: Israel responsible for attack in Damascus

Israel is according to the estimates of the US government responsible for the attack on the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital Damascus. Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh reported this during a press conference.

During the attack on an outbuilding of the Iranian consulate in Damascus at least thirteen people died, including two generals and five other members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the country’s elite forces. Iran considers Israel responsible for the attack and threatens retaliation.

Singh was asked on Tuesday whether the US had been involved in the airstrike. “The US did not carry out an attack in Damascus. I need to refer you to the Israelis to speak to them about the attack,” she replied. Asked whether it was the government’s official assessment that Israel was responsible, she said: “That is our assessment.”

A spokesperson for the Israeli army said it would not respond to reports in foreign media.

Singh added that the US made it very clear to Iran through confidential channels that it was not involved in the attack. Israel had not informed the US in advance of the attack or the target.

The attack does the fear grow that it IIsraeli-Palestinian conflict continues to spread in the region. Iran is an ally of Hamas, against whom Israel has been waging a war in the Gaza Strip since October.

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White House ‘outraged’ after death of aid workers in Gaza

It The White House said on Tuesday it was “outraged” after the deaths of seven aid workers in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli bombing killed the employees of World Central Kitchen, an American NGO that provides food aid. Humanitarian workers must be “protected”, it sounds in Washington.

“We are outraged” by the attack, White House spokesman John Kirby said. The United States now expects “a thorough and rapid investigation” by Israeli authorities into the attack, he added.

President Joe Biden already spoke to the NGO founder José Andres and said he “devastated was,” said another White House spokesperson, Karine Jean Pierre. “The president has made clear that he will send a clear message to Israel that humanitarian workers must be protected.”

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Israeli president apologizes after death of seven aid workers in Gaza

The Israeli President Isaac Herzog apologized on Tuesday evening following the deaths of seven aid workers in the Gaza Strip. During an Israeli bombardment, the employees of World Central Kitchen toan American NGO that provides food aid.

The Israeli presidency said in a statement that: “President Herzog expressed his deep sorrow and sincere apologies for the tragic death of the WCK team in the Gaza Strip. He also extended his condolences to their families and loved ones”. Herzog is also said to have spoken with the founder of the NGO, the Spanish-American José Andres.

The victims come from Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom. There is also a citizen with the American-Canadian nationality and someone of Palestinian origin among the victims. The NGO suspends activities in the region, where there is a threat of famine.

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UN condemns “contempt” for humanitarian workers in Gaza

The deaths of seven aid workers in Gaza bear witness to one “contempt” for the safety of humanitarian workers in the war between Israel and Hamas. A spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated this on Tuesday.

“The increase in such events is the inevitable result of the way this war is currently being waged”, with “contempt for international humanitarian law and disregard for the protection of humanitarian workers“, it sounds.

An Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip killed seven employees of World Central Kitchen, an American NGO that provides food aid. The victims come from Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom. There is also a citizen of American-Canadian nationality and someone of Palestinian origin among the victims. The NGO suspends activities in the region, where there is a threat of famine.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of an “accidental” airstrike that killed the seven employees.

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