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At UNSC, US envoy says White House is ‘troubled’ by growing West Bank violence

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent

US Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks during a press conference, in the United Nations Security Council, September 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
US Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks during a press conference, in the United Nations Security Council, September 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield condemns Palestinian terror attacks and Israeli unilateral actions in her remarks at the Security Council’s monthly session on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Such sessions typically play out in a similar fashion each time.

At today’s session, Thomas-Greenfield hails the speeches Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave before the UN General Assembly last week when the former expressed his support for a two-state solution and the latter did the same while also “stat[ing his] commitment to non-violence.”

The US ambassador reiterates the Biden administration’s opposition to “unilateral actions that exacerbate tensions and move us further away from a two-state solution.”

She notes the steps taken by the administration to advance peace, then appears to take a shot at other countries, saying: “We strongly urge countries who espouse support for the Palestinian people to translate that conviction into concrete improvements on the ground.”

“And we call on the Palestinian Authority to ensure respect for human rights – and refrain from making payments to those who harm Israelis. A strong and legitimate Palestinian Authority is in the interest of the entire region,” she adds.

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