The UN Security Council has again called Thursday for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire and without conditions in Gaza and advocated humanitarian pauses to rescue the population. This brief statement of the Council, made at the end of four hours of consultations behind closed doors, contains no reference to the bombing Wednesday of a school of the United Nations in Gaza, where Palestinian civilians had fled. According to diplomats, the 15 countries have failed to agree on how to evoke this drama in their statement. The United States insisted that the text also mentions the discovery of rockets in two schools in the United Nations so that the Jordan, only Arab country member of the Council, refused any explicit reference to these arms caches the unanimous Council statement was read by the Deputy permanent representative of Rwanda Olivier Nduhungirehe. Rwanda held the Presidency of the Council in July. The 15 Member countries, he said, called for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire and without conditions that could lead to a lasting ceasefire based on the Egyptian proposal for mediation. In the meantime, they advocate the use of humanitarian pauses, adds the text. The Member countries of the United Nations are also invited to finance the appeal for funds by UNRWA (the UN Agency for aid to Palestinian refugees). The Commission also refers to its previous statement, dating from July 28 and already claiming a cease-fire, to regret that it had not been followed up and ask for it to be applied. As a prelude to their consultations, the 15 members of the Council had heard a cry of alarm about the humanitarian situation in Gaza launched by two senior officials of the United Nations. For the head of UNRWA, Pierre KrÃ¤henbÃ¼hl, Palestinians from the Gaza Strip are on the brink. The living conditions in overcrowded shelters of the United Nations, which are home to 220. 000 people, are becoming increasingly precarious, with a deplorable health situation and risks of diseases, he explained to the ambassadors of the Member countries, by conference call from Gaza. The patron saint of the humanitarian operations of the United Nations Valerie Amos had claimed new breaks humanitarian, daily, predictable and long enough to help the people of Gaza pending a hypothetical cease-fire. She had also asked donors an urgent increase in funding for international assistance to Gaza. The two leaders had condemned once again the attack Wednesday against a school of the United Nations, who killed 16 Palestinian and whose responsibility was attributed by UNRWA to the Israeli army. Ms. Amos recalled the absolute obligation on belligerents to maximally protect civilians and humanitarian workers. The reality in Gaza today is that no place is safe, she said, recalling that 103 UN Gaza facilities had been the target of attacks since the beginning of the conflict. The bombing Wednesday of an UNRWA school in the Jabaliya refugee camp (North of the Gaza Strip), one of the 83 schools of the United Nations used to accommodate the civilians fleeing the fighting, has been widely condemned by the United Nations and in capitals, including by the United States. The White House said have little doubt that it is the fact of the Israeli army and called again on Israel to do more to protect civilians. The Israeli army rejected not the assumption that killed Palestinian refugees in this school it would have been by gunfire from Hamas and not his own. . For extra data regarding this matter visit resource.
Posted by admin on July 31st, 2014 :: Filed under Uncategorized