A senior Palestinian Authority official says the PA leadership has decided to again turn to the UN Security Council to intervene after today’s deadly IDF raid in the Palestinian city of Nablus.
Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary-General Hussein al-Sheikh tweets that the PA will “request international protection for our Palestinian people in light of the continuing crimes of the occupation.”
Al-Sheikh does not specify how Ramallah is hoping the Security Council will act.
The PA has repeatedly called for international forums to intervene on its behalf and had managed to lobby the United Arab Emirates to draft a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate halt to Israeli settlement activity earlier this month. But the initiative was shelved following pressure by the Biden administration and Security Council members sufficed with a rare, albeit non-binding joint statement on the matter.
The last time such a deadly raid took place in the West Bank, the Security Council did agree to hold an emergency session where members urged the sides to take steps to calm tensions.