Qatar Calls for Emergency UN Security Council Meeting to Discuss Palestinian Crisis
Qatar on Saturday called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss the “dangerous situation in the Palestinian territories,” reported the official Kuwait news agency (KUNA).
Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is the current chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) sent letters to the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council, as well as to the chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement, the European Union's presidency, the UN secretary general and the UN Higher Commission for Human Rights, “urging the need for an international protection of the Palestinian people to face the Israeli aggression.”
Thani urged the UN to live up to its responsibilities in pressuring Israel into implementing UN resolutions, to halt Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, and to pave the way for a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
The emir, in his letter to the UNHCR, stressed the importance of holding an emergency meeting of the contracting parties of the 1949 Geneva Convention to “put an end to the Israeli violations of the convention,” KUNA said – Albawaba.com
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