UNSC fails to adopt Kuwait-drafted statement on Gaza situation

NEW YORK, The UN Security Council has failed to adopt to a Kuwait drafted statement on the developments in Gaza Strip and the Eastern Jerusalem.

The draft statement expressed outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest.

It also called for launching an independent and transparent investigation into these actions to ensure accountability and further calls for respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

It reiterated the Security Council emphasis that that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

Source: Kuwait News Agency