Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh slams the United Nations Security Council’s failure to release a statement condemning Israel for the ongoing escalation between Jerusalem and Hamas.
“Silence towards Israel’s crimes encourages it to continue attacking our people. Failure to condemn Israel in the UN gives it the green light to commit more crimes,” Shtayyeh says.
The Times of Israel has previously reported that the United States blocked a joint statement at the Security Council that would have criticized both sides for ongoing violence, mentioning Gaza rockets.
The statement also would have criticized looming Israeli evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and urged Israel to respect the status quo in Jerusalem’s holy sites.