UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The Arab countries intend to seek to hold Israel accountable for attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at various international venues. This was stated by the permanent observer of the state of Palestine to the UN Riyad Mansour.
He noted that the Security Council should deal with this issue and “no” as a response would not accept Palestine.
“We are also considering all other options, be it the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the General Assembly or the International Criminal Court. The Palestinian people can not be abandoned. The international community must fulfill its obligations, conduct an independent and transparent investigation and bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes.
Riyad Mansour also did not rule out that next week Palestine will again bring the situation in the Gaza Strip for discussion by the UN Security Council.
Contradictions between the Palestinians and the Israelis worsened in December 2017, when US President Donald Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The status of the ancient city is one of the key problems in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Israelis occupied the eastern part of Jerusalem during the 1967 war and insist that it is the “united and indivisible” capital of Israel. According to the UN resolutions, the dispute over Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.