UN Security Council to hold a meeting today due to situation in Israel

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting is scheduled for 5 pm (Kyiv time)
15:00, 16 May 2021

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The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday, May 16, due to the escalation of the conflict between Israel and HAMAS. This is reported by Haaretz.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 pm (Kyiv time).

During the discussion of the escalation in Israel, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt and Jordan, as well as the representative of Palestine and Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan are planning to address the meeting.

It is also reported that the Security Cabinet of Israel plans to hold a meeting before the meeting of the UN Security Council.

Related: Hamas keeps firing missiles at Israel, IDF deploy airstrikes in Gaza

"Ministers should be informed about the outcome of the night strikes in Gaza and the unrest in cities with a mixed population," the statement reads.

As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.

According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants. 

In connection with the aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about 80 Ukrainian citizens expressed a desire to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip.

Related: US envoy arrives in Tel Aviv for de-escalation talks

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