The move paves the way for hearings on the bill followed by a public session for discussion and vote. Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, said on Tuesday that the failure of the UN Security Council to stop massacres in Gaza is “inexcusable”, Anadolu Agency reports.
Speaking at a Security Council open debate in New York, Maliki said the Council has a duty to stop the killings perpetrated by Israel.
The Tunisian draft comes as Israeli reprisal strikes on blockaded Gaza have killed more than 16,000 people in response to Hamas, who killed at least 1,400 Israelis in a rampage after breaching the fence enclosing Gaza on 7 October, 2023.
Israel’s Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, said Tuesday he will not meet UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, after he made remarks to the UN Security Council, Anadolu Agency reports.
Tunisia does not have diplomatic ties with Israel, but Israeli tourists, most of who are of Tunisian origin, take part annually in Jewish celebrations at Ghriba synagogue in Djerba.
This year, an attack near the Djerba synagogue killed two security officers and two Jewish visitors, one French Tunisian and the other Israeli Tunisian. In recent years, Morocco, Bahrain and the Emirates have normalized relations with Israel.
Saudi Arabia is putting US-backed plans to normalize ties with Israel on ice, two sources familiar with Riyadh’s thinking said, signalling a review of its foreign policy priorities as war escalates between Israel and Palestinian group, Hamas.
We must be clear, though, that this is not a war between Israel and Hamas, as the mainstream media is calling it. It’s a war against the Palestinians; a continuation of the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing that started in 1948 and has never really stopped.
With whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble, and civilian infrastructure damaged or destroyed completely, if and when the shooting and bombing stops, the humanitarian catastrophe will remain.
Where are all the homeless, displaced people going to live? It will be back to 1948 and 1967, with refugees in their own land — today we call them “internally displaced people”, IDP’s — living in desert tents and dependent on humanitarian aid
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2023.