Swift action is needed to prevent flare ups of Israeli-Palestinian violence and avert a looming food crisis, the top UN official in the Middle East told the Security Council on Wednesday.
The UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday he was following the latest exchanges of fire between Israeli forces and militants in the Gaza Strip with “deep concern” over the escalating conflict, and “risk of further loss of life.”
The current trajectory of escalating unrest between Israelis and Palestinians is neither sustainable nor inevitable, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland told the Security Council on Tuesday, delivering his latest report.
Conflict between Israelis and Palestinians “is again reaching a boiling point”, the UN Middle East envoy told the Security Council on Monday, warning of escalating violence amid a stalled peace process.
© UNRWA/Marwan Baghdadi A 13-year-old girl makes her daily trip to her school, which is next to the Bet El Settlement in West Bank. © UNRWA/Hussein Jaber Many families in Gaza need humanitarian aid to survive and receive food parcels from the UN agency working in the region, UNRWA. WFP The World Food Programme (WFP) …
The Al-Aqsa mosque viewed from a house in Jerusalem’s Old City (file) © Mya Guarnieri/IRIN