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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on situation in Gaza
August 09, 2022

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The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Gaza, with several members raising concerns despite the tenuous truce between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Israel after three days of deadly conflict.

Speaking via video in the meeting in New York, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland warned that a resumption of hostilities will have devastating consequences. He warned the ceasefire is fragile.

Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzia stressed the council is deeply concerned by this turn of events, which could lead to the resumption of a fully-fledged military confrontation and a further worsening of the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.