The UN Safety Council will meet Thursday to debate the controversial go to to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound by an Israeli minister that has enraged Palestinians.
The 15-member Council will convene at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT) on the United Nations headquarters in New York following a request by the United Arab Emirates and China.
There have been fears Tuesday’s go to by Israel’s new nationwide safety minister, firebrand Itamar Ben-Gvir, might spark a conflict.
Al-Aqsa mosque lies in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem and is the third-holiest web site in Islam. It’s the most sacred place to Jews, who consult with it as Temple Mount.
Beneath a longstanding establishment, non-Muslims can go to the location at particular occasions however should not allowed to hope there.
Lately, a rising variety of Jews, most of them Israeli nationalists, have covertly prayed on the compound, a growth decried by Palestinians.
Western governments warned such strikes threaten the delicate association at Jerusalem’s holy websites.
Ben-Gvir’s go to sparked a wave of worldwide condemnation, together with from the US, a longstanding ally of Israel.
Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for UN chief Antonio Guterres, reiterated Wednesday that the Secretary-Normal “calls on all to chorus from steps that would escalate tensions in and round Jerusalem.”
The UN Safety Council has adopted a number of resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian battle over time and helps the two-state answer to peace within the Center East.
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