UN Security Council Holds Emergency Meeting on Israel
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the sudden upsurge of Arab terrorism in Israel, diplomats said, in a meeting that is expected to focus on criticism of Israeli defense despite the wave of terror it is facing.
The urgent talks were requested by council member Jordan following a meeting on Thursday of Arab ambassadors, who warned about the upsurge in violence.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has repeatedly called for calm, and yet has focused on condemning Israel for using “excessive force” in neutralizing attacking Arab terrorists while ignoring the murder of Jews.
Palestinian Authority (PA) envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour told reporters that the situation was “very explosive” and called on the Security Council to “shoulder its responsibility” with action to quell the violence, even as the PA calls for more terror attacks.
In response to the growing wave of stabbings and shootings by Arab terrorists targeting Jewish civilians, Israeli security forces deployed massively in Jerusalem Thursday, as Jews armed themselves to be prepared for the lethal attacks that could spring out of nowhere.
The Security Council meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. local time.