UN Security Council to hold emergency consultation on Jerusalem unrest


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UN Security Council to hold emergency consultation on Jerusalem unrest
No resolution expected to be brought up at meeting requested by Europeans, China and UAE, amid calls for calm and against ‘dangerous Israeli escalation’ on restive Temple Mount
By Jacob Magid
18 April 2022

The UN Security Council will convene an emergency closed-door session Tuesday to discuss recent unrest in Jerusalem, a UN diplomat said Monday. The meeting comes as tensions in the region have spiraled, with several days of intense clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli police on the Temple Mount sparking fears that a wider conflagration could be ignited.

On Monday evening, violence threatened to ramp up further, as Israeli communities near the Gaza border came under rocket attack from Palestinian enclave, with the projectile intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. Requests for the Security Council meeting were made by France, China, Ireland, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates, the UN diplomat told The Times of Israel, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Israeli and Palestinian envoys will not be invited to the meeting, and no draft resolution on the situation is being discussed or is expected to be proposed, diplomats said.

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