UN Security Council to convene emergency meeting on West Bank violence Tuesday

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Illustrative: A UN Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York, January 12, 2023. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Illustrative: A UN Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York, January 12, 2023. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The United Nations Security Council will convene an emergency session tomorrow to discuss the latest spike of violence in the West Bank, a senior diplomat on the panel tells The Times of Israel.

This will be the third such session convened since the establishment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new hardline government two months ago.

The session will be held behind closed doors and include a briefing from the UN’s Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland, the senior diplomat says.

The meeting was requested by the United Arab Emirates — the Arab League’s representative on the Security Council — following a formal plea submitted by the Palestinian Mission to the UN.

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