More than 60 Palestinians were killed on Monday, after demonstrations at the border between Gaza and Israel.
The UN Security Council had a meeting on Tuesday May 15, after the widespread international condemnation of Monday’s violence, that took the lives of 60 people.
Earlier yesterday, a number of funerals were held, for the Palestinians, who were killed at the beginning of the week.
Among those that had their lives taken was a baby, who died after inhaling teargas.
Antonio Guterres, the UN general secretary, said he is “alarmed and concerned” by the violence and the number of people killed and injured in the Gaza protests.
According to the IDF (Israel Defence Forces), its aircraft struck military targets and killed 24 terrorists.
The Palestinian militant group “Hamas” was the reason for the shootings at the border, according to Israel’s Foreign Minister.
Riyad Mansour, ambassador of the permanent observer mission of the state of Palestine to the UN, said that Israel’s occupation is the main source of violence in the region.
He also criticised the US, for its decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and accused Trump’s administration of allowing the Jewish state to commit more crimes against the Palestinian people.
Danny Danon, the United Nations’ permanent representative of Israel to the UN said, that Hamas’ terrorists are hiding behind civilians during the riots – using them as human shields.
He also accused Palestine for killing its own people, and always choosing the violent way.
Noa Landau, Haaretz’s diplomatic correspondent, tweeted, that the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, left the council meeting room, when Palestine’s permanent observer began speaking.
After a moment of silence for the 60 people who were killed on Monday, the UN Security Council began to discuss the violence at the border between Gaza and Israel.
Resolving the matter of territorial dispute between both nations seems far away.