United Nations Security Council Discusses Israeli Atrocities in Palestinian Occupied Territories

United Nations, November 18 (RHC)-- The UN Security Council has discussed the Israeli regime's crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip. Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the assistant secretary general ad interim for UN political affairs, addressed the Security Council meeting on Monday, saying: "Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank have been taking place on an almost daily basis, and escalating tensions surrounding access to holy sites have contributed significantly to the spike in violence."

Enumerating the atrocities committed by the Tel Aviv regime, the UN official said that Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian youth in the village of Kafr Kanna on November 8th.

"On the same day, thousands of people reportedly protested the killing, leading to clashes with police in the village," Toyberg-Frandzen said, adding: "A Palestinian man was reportedly shot to death by Israeli security forces during clashes at a refugee camp near the West Bank's southern city of Hebron on November 11th.

Toyberg-Frandzen also referred to the destruction Israel has caused in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, saying: "Since October 21st, a total of 82 structures -- of which 47 are residential -- were demolished in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. The demolitions displaced 169 Palestinians, including 80 children."

Toyberg-Frandzen additionally pointed to the Tel Aviv regime's illegal settlement construction plans, saying: "Such unilateral actions will only further impede the chances for long-term stability and a durable peace and should therefore be reversed."

Edited by Ivan Martínez



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