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UN Security Council to discuss clashes in Gaza
09:31, 15 May 2018

UN Security Council to discuss clashes in Gaza

Non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Kuwait, asked to add to agenda of May 15 the violence at Gaza-Israel border that started over the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

09:31, 15 May 2018

www.un.org

Kuwait requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council due to the escalation of the situation in Gaza after the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. This was reported by Reuters with the reference to diplomatic sources.

The death toll in Gaza from Israeli live fire reached 52 on Monday, the highest level in a single day since a series of such protests demanding the right to return to ancestral homes in Israel began on March 30.

As it was reported earlier, at least 41 Palestinians were killed and around 500 were injured during the protests on the border of Gaza Strip against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The news agency noted that the death toll on Gaza border is the highest since 2014.

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It should be mentioned that the opening of the Embassy was scheduled within a longer term after Trump’s decision, but the deadline was postponed so that the opening of a diplomatic institution could be dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Jerusalem’s foundation.

Earlier, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem the capital of Israel on December 6 last year.  He also claimed the intentions to move the U.S. Embassy, which was located in Tel-Aviv, to this town. On December 21 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which calls the states for not recognizing Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

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