Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories.
Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement late Friday that:
“The only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership.”
Israel rejects UN call to protect Palestinians https://t.co/PXiUEpCvA9 Ambassador-Danny-Danon-UN-Secretary-General-Antonio-Guterres-Gaza-Strip ONLY things missing in Gaza ? GAS CHAMBERS & SWASTIKAS……..giant CONCENTRATION camp !
— Graham Steinberg (@steinberggraham) August 19, 2018
The 14-page report laid out four options, from increasing aid to the Palestinians, sending UN rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying a military or police force under UN mandate.
The report was requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza, where 171 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since late March.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) August 18, 2018
A UN mandate for a protection force would require a decision from the Security Council, where the United States could use its veto power to block a measure opposed by Israel.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)