Friday, July 14, 2006

Conflict in the Middle East

Yesterday, the United States vetoed a draft UN Security Council Resolution on the conflict in Gaza. This resolution called on Israel to halt it's "current 'military assault' in Gaza, which, it said, 'has caused the killing and injury of dozens of Palestinian civilians' and destroyed Gaza's main power station" (from the UN press release). Today the UN Security Council met and again discussed the situation in the Middle East. You can abbreviated statements from the countries involved online. The Security Council did come to agreement on the following statement: "The Security Council welcomes the Secretary-General's decision to dispatch to the Middle East a senior-level team. The Security Council calls on all concerned States and parties to extend their full cooperation to the team" (from the full press statement). For more information on the Arab-Israeli conflict, check out our subject guide.

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