UN Security Council to hold open session on Gaza fighting

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

China, which currently holds the UN Security Council presidency, has agreed to a request from the Palestinian mission to open today’s emergency session on the recent Gaza escalation.

The Security Council meeting was originally scheduled to take place behind closed doors with no participation from the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors. Both Israeli envoy Gilad Erdan and Palestinian envoy Riyad Mansour will now address the live-streamed session at 3 p.m. local time (10 p.m. IST).

The hearing was originally requested while the fighting was still taking place on Saturday by Security Council members China, France, Ireland, Norway, and the UAE.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure:
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.