Qatar Asks UNSC to Help End Escalating Conflict in Palestinian Territories
Qatar, the current chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), on Saturday asked the five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council "to shoulder their responsibilities regarding the grave situation in the Middle East caused by Israel's brutality and acts of aggression against the Palestinian people."
The Qatari request was conveyed by Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani during a meeting in Doha with the ambassadors of the five countries, reported the official Qatari news agency (QNA).
The minister "communicated to the five countries Qatar's resentment of the reckless and savage practices committed by the Israeli forces against the unarmed Palestinian people," the agency said.
The meeting was attended by the ambassadors of the United States, Britain, France and the Russian Federation and the charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy in Qatar, said the agency.
An urgent OIC meeting will be held in Doha on May 26, upon the request of Qatar, to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian territories.
The Gulf state also offered to host a meeting between Israel and the Palestinians to quell the escalating conflict – Albawaba.com
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