Several states blamed Monday’s bloodshed on Israel’s blockade of Gaza, and called for an immediate end to Israeli restrictions.
The United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss Israel’s raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla that left at least 10 dead and dozens more wounded.
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Amid a sharp international outcry across Europe and the Middle East, diplomats gathered in New York for an urgent meeting, with Arab states pushing for a full investigation that would hold Israel accountable for its role in the fatal naval operation. Several states blamed Monday’s bloodshed on Israel’s blockade of Gaza, and called for an immediate end to Israeli restrictions.
Set for 1 p.m. New York time, the meeting was called at the behest of several countries, including Turkey, a non-permanent member of the council, and Lebanon, which holds the council presidency until midnight Tuesday.
Addressing the Security Council, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called Israel’s use of force both “inappropriate and disproportionate.”
Israel must be prepared to face the consequences and be held responsible for its crimes, he said.
«This is a black day in the history of humanity when the distance between terrorists and states has been blurred», he said. «It is murder conducted by a state», with «no excuse, no justification whatsoever».
He urged the council to adopt a statement condemning Israel’s actions; calling for a full investigation; and punishing those responsible.
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Since Lebanon is holding the presidency of the Security Council of the United Nations, I guess Israel had an up hill task in defending her self?
Do you know who run the Foreign Policy of Lebanon?
Few people are aware that the Islamic terrorist organization Hisb´Allah is a part of the governing coalition who rule Lebanon. Hizb´Allah do have an armada of «peace activists» marched up on the northers border of Israel.
They are armed with the Koran and rockets, to be fired into Israel, to kill and massacre Jews. They will not lay down their arms before the Jewish state is deleted.
To removed the «blockade of Gaza», will be to open the Israeli borders for the floodgate of Jihad, supported by the totalitarian Islamic regime of Iran.
Would that be something Egypt also would like to do?
What if Hamas ruled in Mexico? I guess a free border crossing and open seaports in Mexico is what the US would desire?
NATO-member Turkey has joined the end time club, of nations that will burn and perish when the Messiah Jesus returns to Earth. The rest of the nations will follow. Please open your Bibles. Start with the book of Joel.