UAE calls emergency UN Security Council meeting, ‘condemns Israeli operation’ in Gaza

The United Arab Emirates, which signed a peace agreement with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords, cites “concerning developments,” fails to mention rocket terror.

By World Israel News Staff

The United Nations Security Council scheduled an emergency  meeting for late Wednesday afternoon to discuss escalating tensions between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip.

The United Arab Emirates, which signed the Abraham Accords normalization agreement with Israel in 2020, said it requested the meeting due to “concerning developments” in the region, and that France and China supported the move.

In a statement on Wednesday morning, the UAE’s Foreign Ministry said it “condemned the Israeli operation that targeted areas in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the death and injury of numerous people.”

The statement avoided acknowledging the role of the terror groups that recently targeted Israel in the conflict, instead calling on “Israeli authorities to halt escalation and avoid exacerbating tension and instability in the region.”

The closed-door meeting included diplomats from the U.S., Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and several other countries discuss their concerns over the conflict.

The Palestinian Authority’s representative to the Security Council, Riyad Mansour, made it clear that he would use the session to slam Israel for the airstrikes.

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“We condemn this murderous aggression against the Palestinian people and call for immediate action to hold responsible the criminal perpetrators, both government and military officials of Israel, the occupying power, who are planning and implementing this endless series of systematic human rights violations,” Mansour said.