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UN Security Council to hold week’s third session on Israel, Gaza violence

In this July 20, 2015, file photo, members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters on the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. (AP/Seth Wenig, File)
In this July 20, 2015, file photo, members of the Security Council vote at United Nations headquarters on the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers. (AP/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK — Tunisia, Norway and China have requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting be scheduled for Friday on the worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, diplomatic sources say.

The session would be public and would include participation by Israel and the Palestinians, diplomats say.

The Council has already held two closed-door videoconferences since Monday, with the United States — a close Israel ally — opposing adoption of a joint declaration, which it said would not “help de-escalate” the situation.

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