The Security Council holds an emergency session today to discuss the situation in Jerusalem and Gaza

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On Wednesday, the UN Security Council will hold a meeting to discuss the latest developments between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, after the Israeli army announced a major operation against the Strip.

According to what was reported by the Reuters news agency, according to diplomats, the Security Council will hold a closed session tomorrow, Wednesday, to discuss the conflict between Israel and the armed factions in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli army ordered the preparations for expanding military operations in Gaza, according to the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, “The army is working around the clock with the participation of the General Security Service, and it has struck hundreds of targets so far.”

Gantz added, “The airstrikes have targeted stores of weapons and the manufacture of weapons, and we will continue to direct painful strikes to the enemy until we restore security and tranquility to the citizens of the country.”

For his part, Chief of Staff General Aviv Kochavi affirmed that “the army is using a large force and has so far targeted 500 terrorist movement sites, and senior officials of these organizations have also been targeted and liquidated.”

He pointed out that “the battle is at its beginning and that the army is ready to expand it if requested to do so, as we are determined to provide security for the citizens of Israel.”

Tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian sides of Jerusalem began with the beginning of the month of Ramadan nearly four weeks ago, when Palestinian youths protested against Israeli measures in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque and settlers storming its courtyards, which sparked violent confrontations with the Israeli police that resulted in hundreds of injuries among Palestinians.

The Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood has also witnessed, for nearly 3 weeks, clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinian residents of the neighborhood, and in solidarity with them. Palestinians in the neighborhood are protesting against decisions issued by Israeli courts to evacuate Palestinian families from homes built in 1956.






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