UNSC to hold urgent meeting on violence in Al-Aqsa

UNSC to hold urgent meeting on violence in Al-Aqsa
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:01:37

The UN Security Council plans to hold an urgent meeting on Monday morning to discuss the violence unfolding in al-Quds (Jerusalem), media reports said quoting UN diplomats.

(tasnim) -- Diplomats said the meeting will be held behind closed doors.

"Sweden, France and Egypt request UN Security Council to urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported," said Security Council coordinator of the mission of Sweden Carl Skau on his Twitter account on Saturday.

Three Israelis were killed on Friday in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in a West Bank settlement.

The attack followed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City, in which three Palestinians died.

In a statement released on Saturday, the Middle East Quartet -- Russia, the US, the European Union and the UN -- expressed concerns over the escalating tensions.

"The Quartet envoys reiterate that violence deepens mistrust and is fundamentally incompatible with achieving a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," said the statement.