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Even last month, less than an hour after Biden unveiled his proposal, Netanyahu insisted Israel would not end the war until Hamas is defeated. But detailed negotiations to implement its provisions are yet to yield agreement from both Israel and Hamas. The ambassador also said the deal “rejects any geographical changes” in Gaza and reiterates the commitment for a two-state solution. Blinken arrived in Israel on Monday, following the resignation of Benny Gantz from the Israeli war cabinet on Sunday. More than 37,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the war began, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.
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The United States voted no. The 193-member General Assembly took on the issue of Palestinian membership after the United States in April vetoed a resolution before the Security Council to recognize full membership for a Palestinian state. The majority of Council members supported the move, but the United States said recognition of Palestinian statehood should be achieved through negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The Palestinians are currently recognized by the United Nations as a nonmember observer state, a status granted in 2012 by the General Assembly. They do not have the right to vote on General Assembly resolutions or nominate any candidates to U.N. agencies.
Persons: , Richard Gowan, Riyad Mansour, Gilad Erdan, Nate Evans, Gilad, Israel’s, Yahya Sinwar, Mr, Mansour Organizations: United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, United, United Arab Emirates, . Arab, Security, Washington, Security Council, International Crisis, Palestinian, , U.S, General Locations: Israel, United States, Palestinian, France, Gaza, U.S, South Sudan, Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestine, United
United Nations CNN —A United Nations resolution in support of Palestinian membership passed with overwhelming support on Friday, and granted new privileges to the Palestinian Authority in its current capacity as a non-member observer state. Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour at the UN in New York City on May 10, 2024. Eduardo Munoz/ReutersIn remarks before the vote, Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour spoke passionately about the plight of Palestinians in wartorn Gaza. Only member states can vote, but the Palestinian Authority can now be seated among member states in alphabetical order; submit and introduce proposals and amendments; and co-sponsor proposals and amendments. In September 2011, the Palestinian Authority failed to win UN recognition as an independent member state.
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The United States blocked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday from moving forward on a Palestinian bid to be recognized as a full member state at the United Nations, quashing an effort by Palestinian allies to get the world body to back the effort. The vote was 12 in favor of the resolution and one — the United States — opposed, with abstentions from Britain and Switzerland. The United States, along with the four other permanent members of the Council, can veto any action before it. Full Palestinian membership in the U.N. would be an important if largely symbolic victory for the Palestinian Authority, which has long sought a nation-state. In 2007, the militant group Hamas drove the Palestinian Authority, which President Mahmoud Abbas leads and which exercises limited self-rule in the occupied West Bank, from power in the Gaza Strip.
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CNN —The United States on Thursday blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have recognised a Palestinian state. Twelve members of the Security Council had voted in favor of the resolution, the United States vetoed it, and two countries abstained. “The most expeditious path towards statehood for the Palestinian people is through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with the support of the United States and other partners who share this goal,” Patel said. Palestinian attempts for recognition as a full member state began in 2011. It will be a Palestine-Nazi state, an entity that achieved statehood despite being committed to terror and Israel’s annihilation,” Erdan added.
Persons: Vedant Patel, ” Patel, Mahmoud Abbas, , Israel Katz, Katz, Palestinian Territories Riyad Mansour, , ” Israel’s, Gilad Erdan, Erdan Organizations: CNN, United Nations Security, Security, United, US State Department, United Nations, Palestinian, Palestinian Authority, State, ” Israel’s, UN Locations: United States, Palestinian, New York, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Palestine, United, Palestinian Territories, Nazi
The next year, Palestine was granted the lesser status of observer at the United Nations, a level shared by the Holy See. With the war raging in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority asked the United Nations to take up its bid a second time. The Vatican has also recognized Palestinian statehood. But as the death toll has climbed in Gaza, the push for Palestinian statehood has intensified. But some have in recent months suggested that they might recognize a Palestinian state sooner.
Persons: Mahmoud Abbas, Timothy A, Clary, Riyad Mansour, , Israel —, Lynsey Addario, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Biden, David Cameron, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Organizations: West Bank, . Security, Palestinian, Security, United Nations, United Nations Palestine, UNESCO, Observers, General, International Court of Justice, Organization for, Chemical Weapons, General Assembly, Agence France, Palestinian Authority, Union, The New York Times Locations: Hebron, West, United, Israel, Gaza, Palestinian, Palestine, United States, Russia, China, Ramallah, Canada, France, Britain, Spain, Ireland, Malta, Slovenia
United Nations CNN —The Palestinian Authority is again requesting membership in the United Nations, according to a post on X from the Palestinian permanent observer mission to the UN on Tuesday. In September 2011, the Palestinian Authority failed to win UN recognition as an independent member state. Since then, Hamas has ruled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The US favors a reformed Palestinian Authority leading both the West Bank and Gaza as part of an eventual independent state. But Israel has rejected the prospect of the Palestinian Authority returning to Gaza after the ongoing war, and has dismissed the idea of establishing a Palestinian state in the territories.
Persons: Palestinian Territories Riyad Mansour, Fatah, Israel, Dr, Mohammed Mustafa, ” Abbas, CNN’s Ibrahim Dahman, Abeer Salman Organizations: United Nations CNN, Palestinian, United Nations, UN, , Palestinian Authority, Hamas, West Bank Locations: United, State, Palestine, Palestinian Territories, Gaza, Sunday, Ramallah
The session follows a 23-page U.N. report, released on March 4, written by a team led by Pramila Patten, a special envoy on sexual violence and conflict. The report said it was reasonable to believe sexual violence against hostages could be ongoing. Diplomats from the 15-member council uniformly condemned sexual violence against Israeli women. Ms. Patten and her team also visited the West Bank to hear reports of sexual violence against Palestinians by Israeli security forces and settlers. The full report addressed the accusations, but did not focus on them because other U.N. bodies were working on that.
Persons: Pramila Patten, , France —, Patten, Ms, , Timothy A, Clary, Israel Katz, ” Mr, Katz, Riyad Mansour Organizations: Sexual, United Nations Security Council, ., Agence France, Diplomats, West Bank, Palestinian, Council Locations: United States, Britain, France, Israel, Gaza, U.S
“Continuation of hostilities can, in no way, protect them,” she said. She told the council that the 134 hostages still in captivity and the more than 2 million civilians in Gaza “share a common fate. For their common sake, there must be a humanitarian cease-fire now.” Israel's ongoing offensive against Hamas has killed over 30,000 people, two-thirds of them women and children, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz said he came to the council “to protest as loud as I can against the crimes against humanity” committed by Hamas in order to deter and scare Israeli society. Patten told the council that when she visited the West Bank she didn’t receive any reports of rape, but instances of sexual violence during the detention of both Palestinian men and women were raised.
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She passed away.”As Israel’s severe restrictions on aid entering the Gaza Strip drain essential supplies, displaced Palestinians told CNN they are struggling to feed their children. CNNFood shortages are reportedly the worst in northern Gaza, where Israel concentrated its military offensive in the early days of the war. Dr. Muhammad Salha, acting director of Al-Awda Hospital, in northern Gaza, told CNN medical workers are treating cases of dehydration, gastroenteritis, and hepatitis among women and children. The US military said it had, alongside the Royal Jordanian Air Force, parachuted more than 36,800 meals into northern Gaza that day. He told CNN that he injured his foot while trying to buy flour along Al-Rashid Street.
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UN bodies make united call for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza
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REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri Acquire Licensing RightsGENEVA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The heads of several major United Nations bodies on Monday made a united call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza as Israeli strikes intensify nearly one month into the conflict. "We need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour responded that Griffiths should call for a full ceasefire. "You should be saying clearly and loudly in line with IHL (International Humanitarian Law) that a ceasefire should take place," Mansour said. Israel has rebuffed mounting international pressure for a ceasefire, saying hostages taken by Hamas militants during their rampage in southern Israel on Oct. 7 should be released.
Persons: Mohammed Al, Masri, Volker Turk, Tedros Adhanom, Martin Griffiths, It's, Griffiths, United Nations Riyad Mansour, Mansour, Israel, Gabrielle Tétrault, Farber, Emma Farge, Janet Lawrence Organizations: Hamas, REUTERS, Rights, United Nations, Human Rights, World Health Organization, Thomson Locations: Israel, Palestinian, Gaza City, Gaza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The average Gazan is living on two pieces of Arabic bread made from flour the U.N. had stockpiled in the region, yet the main refrain now being heard in the street is “Water, water,” the Gaza director for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Friday. Political Cartoons View All 1234 Images“Many people are relying on brackish or saline ground water, if at all,” she said. Fuel, he said, is essential for the functioning of institutions, hospitals and the distribution of water and electricity. An average of 4,000 displaced Gazans are living in the schools without the resources to maintain proper sanitation, he said. The U.N. can’t provide them safety, White said, pointing to over 50 UNRWA facilities impacted by the conflict, including five direct hits.
Persons: Thomas White, , White, , U.N, Lynn Hastings, Martin Griffiths, ” Hastings, , can’t, Griffiths, Antonio Guterres, Riyad Mansour, Israel, ” Mansour Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, United Nations, UNRWA Locations: Gaza, Palestinian, Israel, Egypt, United States, dependently, israel
He accused Israel of attempting to justify what he described as a "heinous crime against safe civilians, children, and women in Jabalya camp." Here's the latest:Strike impact: The Ministry of Interior in Gaza reported that 20 homes "were completely destroyed" in the Jabalya camp. The Ministry of Interior in Gaza reported that 20 homes "were completely destroyed" in the Jabalya camp. Global reaction: A Doctors Without Borders nurse said the group was "horrified" by the Jabalya strike as reaction poured in worldwide. A Doctors Without Borders nurse said the group was "horrified" by the Jabalya strike as reaction poured in worldwide.
Persons: Ibrahim Biari —, Richard Hecht, Hazem Qassem, Israel, Riyad Mansour, Atef, Mohammad al Rann, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Lloyd Austin Organizations: Israel Defense Forces, Observer, UN, of Interior, CNN, State Department, US Locations: Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly called for an immediate humanitarian truce between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas and demanded aid access to the besieged Gaza Strip and protection of civilians. The General Assembly voted after the Security Council failed four times in the past two weeks to take action. The goal of this resolution truce is that Israel should cease to defend itself to Hamas, so Hamas can light us on fire," he told the General Assembly after the vote. The General Assembly called on Israel to rescind its order for civilians in Gaza to move to the south of the enclave. The General Assembly called for "the immediate and unconditional release of all civilians who are being illegally held captive."
Persons: Riyad Mansour, Israel's U.N, Gilad Erdan, Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, United Nations General Assembly, Hamas, Gaza, General, Security, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Israel, Gaza, Israel's, United States, Iraq, Palestinian, Canadian
“There is no time to mourn — more death is on the way,” Mr. Mansour said. “The answer to the killing of Palestinian civilians is not the killing of Israeli civilians,” Mr. Mansour said. Mr. Mansour, the Palestinian representative, also directly responded to a speech the Israeli foreign minister, Eli Cohen, made at the U.N. Security Council this week. Mr. Cohen called for Israeli hostages to be brought home, but “for millions of Palestinians, there is no home to go back to,” Mr. Mansour said. “For thousands, there is no family left to embrace.”“He told you how horrible it was to kill civilians,” Mr. Mansour continued, “just before justifying the killing of Palestinian civilians by the thousands.
Persons: Riyad Mansour, , ” Mr, Mansour, , Gilad Erdan, Erdan, Mr, Eli Cohen, Cohen, , Dennis Francis of Trinidad, Jordan, Ayman Safadi, ” Anushka Patil Organizations: United Nations, United Nations General Assembly, Palestinian, Islamic, . Security, Arab Locations: Gaza ., Israel, Gaza, Islamic State, Iran, Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, Jordan
REUTERS/Mike Segar Acquire Licensing RightsUNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Israel's United Nations envoy showed the 193-member General Assembly a brief video on Thursday that he said showed a Hamas fighter trying to decapitate a man with a garden tool during the Palestinian militants' Oct. 7 attack on Israel. At each seat in the hall at United Nations headquarters, Israeli diplomats placed a print out of a QR code with the title "Free Gaza from Hamas, scan to see Hamas' atrocities". Israel has vowed to wipe out Hamas, which rules Gaza, in retaliation for the attack that killed 1,400 people. Israel has struck Gaza from the air, imposed a siege on the enclave of 2.3 million people and is preparing a ground invasion. Arguing for a ceasefire, Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour said certain nations, which he did not name, were applying a clear double standard.
Persons: United Nations Gilad Erdan, Mike Segar, Gilad Erdan, Allahu Akbar, pummels, Erdan, Ayman Safadi, Israel, Safadi, Riyad Mansour, Mansour, Daniel Wallis Organizations: United Nations, United Nations General Assembly, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, Israel's United Nations, Jordan's, Thomson Locations: Israel, U.N, New York City, U.S, Thailand, Gaza, Palestinian
Abed Khaled/AP Bodies of Palestinians killed in the blast at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital lie in front of the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on October 17. Yousef Masoud/The New York Times A morgue worker arranges body bags at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on October 12. Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times/Redux Palestinians walk amid the rubble following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 10. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters Palestinian citizens inspect damage to their homes caused by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8. It was at the time… when there were reports of an explosion at the hospital in Gaza City,” he said.
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[1/2] A view shows houses and buildings destroyed in Israeli strikes, in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, October 11, 2023. REUTERS/Anas al-Shareef Acquire Licensing RightsUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will now vote on Wednesday on a Brazilian-drafted resolution that calls for humanitarian pauses in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants Hamas to allow humanitarian aid access to the Gaza Strip. The 15-member council had initially been due to vote Monday on the Brazilian draft, but it was postponed 24 hours to allow more time to negotiate. It was unclear if the United States, a veto-power who traditionally shields its ally Israel from any Security Council action, would allow the resolution to pass. Instead of calling for a ceasefire, it calls for humanitarian pauses in the conflict to allow aid access to Gaza.
Persons: Anas, Riyad Mansour, Israel's U.N, Gilad Erdan, Joe Biden, Israel, Michelle Nichols, Kanishka Singh, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations Security Council, Hamas, United Arab, Islamic Jihad, Jihad, Israel, Thomson Locations: Jabalia, Gaza, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Palestinian, United States, Israel's
Guterres briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council behind closed doors on Friday. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the meeting, adding that Russia was also ready to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians. The United States has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any Security Council action. He said the United Nations and the Security Council were "facing one of their most pivotal moments," adding: "Will they remain true to their founding values? The Arab Group ambassadors called for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid access to Gaza and a stop to any mass displacement of Palestinians.
Persons: Ahmed Zakot, Antonio Guterres, Riyad Mansour, Israel's U.N, Gilad Erdan, Guterres, U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Israel, Barbara Woodward, we've, Zhang Jun, Erdan, Mansour, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: REUTERS, Gaza UN, Lebanon UNITED NATIONS, Palestinian United, Arab Group, United Nations, Security, West Bank, Security Council, Reuters, UNSC, United, Hamas, Arab, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Gaza City, West Bank, Lebanon, Palestinian United Nations, Israel, Russia, United States, Britain, France, China, British
Hamas militants carried out their deadliest attack in Israel's history on Saturday, when gunmen rampaged through Israeli towns, killing more than 1,000 people and taking scores of hostages to Gaza. Israel has retaliated with air strikes on Gaza that have razed entire districts as it prepares for a possible ground offensive. Ambassador Gilad Erdan on Sunday accused Hamas of war crimes and said it was time to "obliterate Hamas terror infrastructure," as the 15-member U.N. Security Council met behind closed-doors on the conflict. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said he was "deeply distressed" by Israel's announcement of a complete siege on Gaza. "The humanitarian situation in Gaza was extremely dire before these hostilities; now it will only deteriorate exponentially," Guterres said.
Persons: H, Mansour, Yoav Gallant, Gallant, Israel, Riyad Mansour, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Gilad Erdan, U.N, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: Observer, United Nations, . Security, Council, UNITED NATIONS, Gaza, Hamas, Israel's, Reuters, Washington, Israeli, Security, Thomson Locations: Palestine, U.N, New York City , New York, U.S, Gaza, Israel
Ambassador Gilad Erdan ahead of the closed-door meeting of the 15-member Security Council meeting. "The era of reasoning with these savages is over," he told reporters. Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters ahead of the Security Council meeting. Diplomats said it was unlikely the Security Council would issue a statement, which are agreed to by consensus. Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Wood told reporters that it was not a priority for Washington at the moment.
Persons: United Nations Gilad Erdan, Mike Segar, Gilad Erdan, Erdan, Egypt's, Riyad Mansour, Tor Wennesland, Robert Wood, Wood, Lana Nusseibeh, Michelle Nichols, Susan Heavey, Lisa Shumaker, Diane Craft, Mark Porter Organizations: United Nations, United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, . Security, Hamas, Security, U.N, Diplomats, U.S, Washington, United, United Arab Emirates U.N, Israel, Thomson Locations: U.N, New York City, U.S, Gaza, Israel, U.N ., United Arab, Saudi Arabia, Washington, Riyadh
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting behind closed doors Sunday, with the United States demanding all 15 members strongly condemn “these heinous terrorist attacks committed by Hamas,” but it took no immediate action. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood said afterward that “a good number of countries” did condemn the Hamas attack but not all council members. He said Beijing condemns all attacks on civilians, though he did not mention Hamas. Malta’s U.N. ambassador, Vanessa Frazier, who called for the meeting, said she didn't know if the council would adopt a statement, but added that any condemnation must be mostly against Hamas. Council members were briefed virtually by U.N. Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland.
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"The Security Council reiterates that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines," the council said in the statement. "The Security Council expresses deep concern and dismay with Israel's announcement on February 12." Resolutions need nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, Russia, China, France or Britain to be adopted. Netanyahu's office described the Security Council statement on Monday as "one-sided" and criticized the United States for supporting it, adding: "The statement should not have been made and the United States should not have joined it." Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council that the United States opposes Israel's Feb. 12 settlement plans.
REUTERS/Mike SegarUNITED NATIONS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members voiced concern on Thursday and stressed the need to maintain a status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, days after Israel's new far-right security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir briefly visited the site. The decades-old status quo allows only Muslim worship at the compound, a site also revered by Jews, who call it the Temple Mount. "What red line does Israel need to cross for the Security Council to finally say, enough is enough," Mansour told the 15-member council, accusing Israel of showing "absolute contempt." Israel has not harmed the status quo and has no plans to do so." "We note that Prime Minister Netanyahu's governing platform calls for preservation of the status quo with relation to the holy places.
REUTERS/Ammar AwadUNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Friday asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give an opinion on the legal consequences of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem - areas the Palestinians want for a state - in a 1967 war. The Hague-based ICJ, also known as the World Court, is the top U.N. court dealing with disputes between states. The request for a court opinion on Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories was made in a resolution adopted by the General Assembly with 87 votes in favor. Any decision from a judicial body which receives its mandate from the morally bankrupt and politicized U.N. is completely illegitimate," Israel's U.N.
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