NEW YORK (Worthy News)– The UN Security Council will meet on Thursday at 10 AM EST to discuss the growing hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said was "troubling."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief the UN Security Council on Thursday on the escalating Israeli and Palestinian hostilities, which he described as a "troubling and volatile" situation.
The 15-member body will meet at 10 am local time (5 pm Jerusalem time) on Thursday to discuss the violence that is building up to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza since an eight-day war in 2012.
"Gaza is on a knife edge," Ban told reporters on Wednesday. "I firmly condemn the multiple rocket attacks launched from Gaza on Israel. Such attacks are unacceptable and must stop."
"I also urged (Israeli) Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu to exercise maximum restraint and to respect international obligations to protect civilians. I condemn the rising number of civilian lives lost in Gaza," he said. — Source