New York (UNA-OIC) – Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said on Saturday that there was no need for a UN Security Council statement that does not support the Palestinian people, especially our people in Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
In the meantime, the UN Security Council members on Saturday welcomed the announcement of the ceasefire in Gaza beginning May 21 and recognized the important role Egypt, other regional countries, the UN, the Middle East Quartet and other international partners played in this regard. The Security Council called for full adherence to the ceasefire.
The Security Council members called for full adherence to the ceasefire. They mourned the loss of civilian lives resulting from the Israeli aggression.
The Council members also stressed the immediate need for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly in Gaza, and supported the UN Secretary-General’s call for the international community to work with the United Nations on developing an integrated, robust package of support for a swift, sustainable reconstruction and recovery.
They further stressed the urgency of the restoration of calm in full and reiterated the importance of achieving a comprehensive peace based on the vision of a region where two democratic States live side by side in peace with secure and recognized borders.