UNSC to hold urgent meeting on violence in Al-Aqsa
The UN Security Council plans to hold an urgent meeting on Monday morning to discuss the
violence unfolding in al-Quds (Jerusalem), media reports said quoting UN diplomats
(tasnim) — Diplomats said the meeting will be held behind closed doors.
“Sweden, France and Egypt request UN Security Council to urgently discuss how calls for
de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported,” said Security Council coordinator of the
mission of Sweden Carl Skau on his Twitter account on Saturday.
Three Israelis were killed on Friday in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in a West Bank settlement.
The attack followed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s Old City, in which three Palestinians died.
In a statement released on Saturday, the Middle East Quartet — Russia, the US, the European
Union and the UN — expressed concerns over the escalating tensions.
“The Quartet envoys reiterate that violence deepens mistrust and is fundamentally incompatible
with achieving a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian co