The United Nations Security Council is to meet for an emergency session at 3 pm Wednesday in response to a request by the United States, which called on the world body Tuesday to convene to discuss the rocket and mortar attacks by Gaza terrorists fired at Israel.
A draft statement calling on the Council to condemn “in the strongest terms the indiscriminate firing of rockets by Palestinian militants in Gaza” toward Israel was circulated by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, according to the AFP news agency. The statement drafted by the United States demands that Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization and its allied Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, along with other terrorist organizations, “cease all violent activity and provocative actions, including along the boundary fence, and cease putting civilians at risk through their actions.”
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement on Tuesday, “The recent attacks out of Gaza are the largest we have seen since 2014. Mortars fired by Palestinian militants hit civilian infrastructure, including a kindergarten.
“The Security Council should be outraged and respond to this latest bout of violence directed at innocent Israeli civilians, and the Palestinian leadership needs to be held accountable for what they’re allowing to happen in Gaza.”