UN Security Council to meet over Gaza fighting

1. (Box) UN Security Council
The UN headquarters in New York City on August 1, 2022. (File photo: AFP)

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the situation in Gaza, where a truce is holding following three days of Israeli aggression on Gaza.اضافة اعلان

China, which holds the presidency of the Security Council in August, announced the emergency meeting on Saturday, with Ambassador Zhang Jun expressing his concern over Gaza’s worst fighting since an 11-day Israeli war on the Palestinian enclave in May 2021.

The Security Council’s consultations will take place on Monday afternoon in New York. No statement is expected after the meeting, several diplomatic sources have said.

Israel had since Friday launched a heavy aerial and artillery bombardment of the Gaza Strip, leading resistance fighters to fire rockets in retaliation.

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire reached late Sunday ended the intense Israeli assault that killed 44 people, including 15 children, and wounded 360 in the enclave according to Gaza’s health ministry.

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