New York, MINA – The United States (US) tackled Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa’s efforts to ask the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) to adopt a resolution condemning Israel for dismantling Palestinian homes and buildings in the city of Sur Baher, Al-Quds (Jerusalem East).
According to the Palinfo report on Thursday, July 25, the three countries circulated a draft statement of five paragraphs to the 15-nation UNSC on Tuesday, July 23. However, the US which is an ally blocked it.
The draft statement for the UNSC contains serious concerns. “It alerts that Israeli demolition destroys the continuity of the two-state solution and prospects for just and lasting peace”.
According to Palinfo, such a statement must be agreed by consensus but on Wednesday, July 24, the US told its board members, they could not support the text before the draft revised three paragraphs were circulated, but the US again rejected the text.
In this regard, the United Nations demanded that Israel stop the demolition and seizure of homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Speaking to the UNSC, Rosemary DiCarlo, head of the United Nations Department of Politics and Peace, said Israel’s recent demolition violated international regulations and damaged the livelihoods of around 300 Palestinian local residents.
“Israel’s policy of destroying Palestinian property is incompatible with international humanitarian law and contributes to the risk of forced displacement which is faced by many Palestinians in the West Bank,” DiCarlo added.
Meanwhile, Israel argued that the destruction of buildings and apartments because it was built illegally and poses a security risk for Israeli armed forces operating along the dividing wall that crosses the West Bank. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)