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Israel-Hamas, UN Security Council meets


May 12, 2021

The United Nations Security Council meets today in an emergency session to discuss the escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza. According to diplomatic sources, the meeting was requested by several countries, including China, Tunisia, Norway, France, Estonia, Ireland. During the meeting, the UN special envoy for the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, will make a report behind closed doors on the situation. The meeting comes after the Security Council failed to reach agreement on a joint statement at a previous meeting on Monday. Yesterday the White House condemned the Hamas attacks on Israel and stressed that Joe Biden asked his officials to send both Israelis and Palestinians “a clear message aimed at bringing back the escalation.” “The president’s support for security. of Israel and its legitimate right to defend itself and its people is fundamental and will never fail, “said Joe Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki. A message that was reiterated in the phone call that took place in the night between Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the Israeli adviser, Meir Ben Shabbat. During the interview, the White House announced, Sullivan after recalling “the ‘the president’s unwavering support for Israel’s security and its right to self-defense and to protect civilians “, he announced” the exhortation of the United States to take steps towards restoring sustainable calm “. Sullivan, the note continues, also spoke with representatives of the Egyptian government.