UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Israel has decided to convene the ambassadors of Belgium, Spain and Slovenia following the UN vote on the recent deadly events in Gaza, in the context of the inauguration of the US Embassy in Jerusalem last week.
In reaction to the vote in the United Nations Human Rights Council of Belgium, Spain and Slovenia at the UN in favor of the opening of an international investigation into the killings of Palestinians at the Gaza border, Israel convened the ambassadors of these three countries, said Monday the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Israel summons envoys for Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza vote: AFP citing ministry
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The Spanish and Slovenian ambassadors were received Monday by the deputy director for Western Europe, according to the ministry’s statement, quoted by AFP. She will meet with the Belgian representative on Tuesday.
Members of the UN Human Rights Council voted Friday on the issue of sending criminal inspectors to investigate the murders of Palestinians in Gaza . Belgium, Spain and Slovenia are among the 29 countries that voted in favor of this survey.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip demonstrated on May 14 at the border with the Jewish state against the inauguration in Jerusalem of the US embassy in Israel. Violent clashes erupted in the morning and continued in the afternoon along the Israeli border.
According to the latest available report, some 60 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,700 have been injured by Israeli soldiers.