UN to meet on May 6 on protection of Palestinian civilians

UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council will hold an informal meeting on May 6 on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever.

Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said four council members—Egypt, Senegal, Venezuela and Malaysia—are organizing the meeting which will hear briefings from a legal scholar, an Amnesty International representative and others.

Last October, the UN sent the council a study on precedents in addressing the protection of civilians in conflicts around the world Mansour told reporters Wednesday that the meeting is a first step toward action that the Security Council must take. “Our desire is to find any form of protection to protect our people from the brutality of this occupation,” he said.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4796976,00.html

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