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jordan also offered remarks carried this is just over an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. the 7536 meeting of the security council is called to order>>. m. the provisional agenda for this meeting is the following scene, the situation in the middle ease including the palestinian questionst. that agenda is adopted. in accordance with rule 37 of the council's provisional rules of procedure, i invite the representative of israel to purchase made in this meeting.re it is so decided. >> t i propose the council invii
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the permanent observer of thebsr toserverve state of palestine to the united nations to t participate in the meeting in accordance with the provisional rules of procedure and the procu previous practicere in thisthe regard.there ing no there being no objection, it is so decided. in accordance with rule 39 of the council provisional rules ol procedure, i invitees mr. mr. tay-brook zerihoun assistane general secretar y to participateeral in this meeting.po meeti. it is so decided. the security council will nowilo begin its considerationw of item number two of the agenda. i now give the floor to mr. tay-brook zerihoun. you have the floor, serve. >> thank you, mr. president,il members of the security council, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for this opportunity t
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to brief the security council on the current situation in the middle east, which unfortunately remains concerning. today, we witnessed yet anotherr example of the escalatingthe esi violence when a large group ofn palestinians set fire to the set compound containing the holy site of saint joseph's tomb in the west bank city. fortunately, there were no reported injuries, but the site sustained major damage. as with the many deadlywith thed incidents lyover the past weeksh the secretary-general strongly condemns this are hints of all act, and calls on all of those responsible to be swiftlyible t brought to justice. the united nation's welcomes the presence condemnation and his
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announcement at the committee has been established to combat n full investigation into then ine crime.. this incident represents a particularly troubling development in light of this dementia. we call on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites and reject the extremist elements of pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation from a national to a religious site.ce] ..if they are successful in thee efforts, it could have catastrophic consequences for palestinians and israelis alike with serious perturbations in the region. mr. president, this incident comes on the heels of a deadly
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week in the west bank and jerusalem, east jerusalem. there were 11 reported attacks -- 16 israelis and for palestinians.
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the airstrikes were in response to rocket fire on israel the day before, on october 10. palestinian militants fired at least eight rockets towards israel during the past week alone. most falling short and landing within gaza territory. and one being intercepted by iron dome. another rocket was test fired at the state to which the israeli defense forces responded with warning shots, injuring one palestinian. as of yesterday a total of seven israelis and 32 palestinians, including those allegedly conducted or attempted attacks were killed. some 124 israelis, including iso issue of the security force personnel, and more than 1118
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palestinians were reportedly injured since october 14, the first of october. since these latest attacks, israel's security cabinet has passed a broad range of security measures which are already being commanded. the israeli defense forces have significantly boosted their presence in israeli city centers while many other neighborhoods in eastern jerusalem have been surrounded by sea to the forces of access roads blocked and checkpoints established. following the deterioration that began on the first of october, israeli authorities have also reinstated a number of movement restrictions in the west bank, in particular staffing 16 checkpoints that have been previously left unstaffed.
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checkpoints have been erected at over 100 west bank sites for varying periods of time. additional measures are being introduced with the goal of deterring would be terrorists from carrying out attacks. all of those accused of carrying out terror attacks -- and their families and residents of east jerusalem, not israeli citizens, will have permanent residency status revoked. already this month to structures were blown up and the third partially sealed. however, these are related to attacks that took place in 2014. a total of 30 palestinians including 20 children were displaced as a result of these demolishes. >> the united nations, mr. president, has maintained a
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consistent position on this issue. collective punishment including house demolitions are counterproductive and counterfeiting international law. we emerged -- we have urged to seize -- to seize this damaging practice. what is greatness of the current crisis cannot be resolved through security measures alone. the persistence of the occupation and diminishing prospects for achieving palestinian aspirations for statehood have transform long simmering palestinian anger into outside bridge. is stark reality has been compounded by the increasingly dire economic situation and circumstances, including the bleak prospects for youth employment. the continued and expanding settlement activities further diminishes hope and potential for creating a viable
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palestinian state. such loss of political perspective is the single most damaging factor that contributes to the anger and frustration driving the violence we are seeing today. against this backdrop there have been a number of factors that sparked the current crisis. tensions at the holy site in jerusalem were the main instigators. statements made by palestinian and israeli extremist elements reinforced by some mainstream voices as not instigated that israel is willing -- aiming to change the status quote at the holy site. prime minister the netanyahu has repeatedly assurances that israel has no intention changing the historic status quo of the holy sites. they have been welcomed.
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but perceptions will only change when concrete actions based on the agreement between israel and jordan follow those words. second factor feeding the escalation has been the apparent heavy-handed approach i the israeli security services. wide dissemination of video footage of several incidents fueled more attacks and has raised serious questions as to the appropriate level of force used by israeli defense forces and police. the secretary joe has called for a thorough investigation of all such case. is through such incidents exist only to exacerbate the situation leading to a vicious cycle of bloodshed we appreciate his efforts to reduce the to of response, particularly in gaza after the indefensible killings of protesters nine separation
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fence. and we encourage restraint when ever there is no imminent threat to life or serious injury. finally, we have seen that the impact of social media and irresponsible rhetoric escalated to radical in the escalation. on discount both sides have much to be blamed for but we welcome efforts by leaders in the past days to tone down their statement. we call on community, religious and political leaders on all sides to cold in which they used in this regard and to work together to the escalated the situation. i thank you, mr. president. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank mr. zerihoun for the information is provided. i give the floor to get an observer of the observer state of palestine. >> thank you, mr. president.
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[speaking in native tongue] >> translator: allow me to congratulate the friendly country of spain for presiding over the security council for this month. i would like to express our appreciation to you for your leadership, for your skills in carrying out its mission and the best way possible. would also like to extend my thanks for the positively responding to hold the urgent meeting of the security council. i would like also to express our thanks and appreciation to the friendly country, the russian federation, for presiding over security council over the past month but i would also like to extend my thanks and appreciation to mr. zerihoun, the assistant secretary-general for his briefing.
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mr. president, we come to you today asking you to urgently intervene, to end this aggression against our defenseless palestinian people, and against our shrines which also objected to violations by the israeli military occupation, by settlers and bite extremists. we have documented, we have implemented this aggression through five letters that we sent to you over the past 10 years, 10 days. which led, since the beginning of this month to more than 35 martyrs, including a large number of children and more than 1500 injured by live ammunition
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and by rubber bullets. most of them are miners whose ages not more than 18 years. we have all witnessed through satellite, through social media the killing by the forces of israeli occupation of civilian palestinians and arresting a large number of them just because they participated in protesting marches against the israeli occupation against its brutal, illegal practices and their attempt to bring an end to the occupation. >> the holy shrine and the holy mosque are subjected to
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continued aggression by the israeli authorities and by the israeli extremists who want to impose the change from the present situation in terms of time and place. this is a provocation against our people. this leads to further escalation of the situation since the beginning of last september, which threatened by the conflict will become the latest one that will destroy everything. israel, the occupying authority is this possible for bringing us to this dangerous situation we have. we have to make it responsible for its illegal violations of international law and human rights law.
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the illegal settlement in the occupied palestinian territory, including east jerusalem, occupied east jerusalem and its surroundings, constitutes a fertile ground for these -- automatic faced by our people -- there could be no hope for serious political process without ending the settlement immediately and completely. it is high time to put an end to israeli and divorced to meet its commitments accordance with international law. it should not be allowed to have impunity for committing these crimes against our people in the occupied palestinian state, including east jerusalem.
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the israeli official should be responsible for the these crimes as well as the terrorist settlers who have committed ugly terrorist acts like burning the family in the middle of the night in their home. this led to killing an infant of 18 months and his parents, and burning his brother a four years old who is still in the hospital facing death. i alone, the israeli war minister says he knows that terrorists who committed this act, but until now they have not been arrested in order to be punished, they deserve for the terrorist act your in this
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conflict, and this collusion by the israeli government, the occupation continues its brutal act by surrounding and blocking the palestinian neighborhoods in the jerusalem. this is a collective punishment which is a violation of the rules of international law. it destroyed the houses of palestinian fighters, and it forms armed jewish militias as was called for by the mayor of west jerusalem. and we believe that this terror, this aggression will not break the will of our people, will not weaken our determination to fight against occupation peacefully and end the occupation and achieve our
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sovereign state with east jerusalem as its capital. we salute from this forum our people for their steadfastness, for their sacrifices, and we appreciate those martyrs, and we express our respect for those who have been injured come and we express our support for the palestinian prisoners. the security council has assured its responsibility in maintaining peace and security and, of course, with the united nations charter by condemning this aggression, by working to stop it and to force israel to withdraw its armed formations
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immediately from the contacts, contact aligns with our people, especially in occupied east jerusalem and the mosque. i do respect the established system in these sacred places, in words and in act, and to allow our people, christians and muslims, to practice their religion in peace, it to achieve this. because we do not trust the words and the promises of the israeli government, and because it's immoral act is perhaps better than what it says. israel has violated its
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responsibility as occupying power in protecting civilians in accordance with the geneva convention of 1949. it is responsibility of the united nations and security council to provide protection for our people in the occupied palestinian territory, including east jerusalem and still occupation is over and the palestinian state. irrespective in 1994 you have adopted resolution 904. after hebron massacre at the hands of a terrorist subtler and the resolution asked for protection for our people in occupied territory into a presence with observers. the resolution has called upon the israeli government to withdraw arms from the hands of
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settlers. we call upon you once again not only to government that resolution and the other resolutions of your august security and all other relevant united nations resolutions but also to deal urgently with the question of providing international protection for our people. this issue has become more urgent than anytime before and it requires your immediate attention. in conclusion, our people under occupation would suffer from injustice, from oppression, from aggression. when love is occupation, when love is occupation and and when will the palestinian people achieve independence and
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security? are you going to answer this? are you going to do something about it? thank you very much. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i think the app server of the observer state of palestine for his statement. i kno now give the floor to the representative of israel. >> thank you, mr. president. as we sit here today, israelis facing an onslaught of terrorism. men, women and children are being stabbed to death on the streets on a daily basis. yet for them there's been no demand for an emergency session of the security council, no call for the palestinian leadership to stop the incitement, not even a whisper of condemnation of these acts could be heard from this council. a man was shot to death while driving in his car. therefore, children were in the vehicle and watched their parents killed, executed, in front of their eyes.
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a man was shot and killed in a city bus on his way home from a visit to a doctor. to terrorist boarded the bus, lock the door so that no one could escape and started to shoot instead the passengers. the man was 78. these are just a few of the silent victim of palestinian terror. over the course of the last month, 24 terror attacks have claimed the lives of eight israelis and injured 70, polluting and ilo official. 15 of them are still hospitalized. this type of care has washed over the entire nation and it spares no one. young and old are being targeted every day. israelis do not feel safe walking down the street. they avoid taking the bus to work, and they fear for the lives of their children every time they walk out of the door. we face an enemy who is willing to die in order to kill.
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these people who kill innocent civilians in cold blood by by no role and have abandoned even the most basic morality. israel is taking every necessary means to defend its citizens and interests pondering proportionately to these attacks. i have no doubt that if on a daily basis of your citizens were being stabbed in the streets with which are knives or shot and buses come your security forces would have reacted in the same way. mr. president, we have heard in the briefing today the so-called reason for this campaign of terror. the root cause of this wave of terror is clear it is an inflammatory rhetoric with allies and it has incitement that keeps feeding the flames. the violence additional that now, that is enough faces from president abbas has continued accused israel of trying to
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change the status quo. just two days ago he claimed.com and a quote from israel intends to make -- [inaudible] this is a deliberate and malicious lie, knowing full well the consequences of their words. palestinian leaders have repeated this outlandish conspiracy theory over and over again, and it is utterly baseless. prime minister netanyahu, as we heard today, stake in time and time again, including from the podium in the u.n. general assembly nearby, israel is firmly committed to the status quo. the continued to protect the rights of muslims to pray in the mosques as well as the freedom of all people, muslim, christian, jews and others to visit the temple mount. the facts speak for themselves or for decades israel's maintaining the status quo and will keep on doing so. let me be crystal clear. israel will not agree to any
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international presence on the temple mount. such a presence would be a change in the status quo. since 1967 israel has been doing everything in its power to preserve the sanctity of this site. we do this out of deep and abiding respect for the principle of freedom of religion and the historic connection of the three monolithic faith to the temple mount. yet it is clear that this respect is not mutual. palestinian leaders are determined to erase jewish history and deny any stored connection between the jewish people and our holiest sites. in the proposal the palestinians have asked to submit yesterday to unesco, they tried to do exactly that. this proposal calls for unesco to include the western world, the site of the jewish prayer as an integral part of the mosque. when the palestinian leadership
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has so little respect for places that are been sacred to the jewish people throughout their history it is no surprise that the palestinian people treat the jewish holy sites with such disdain and disregard. just last night a palestinian set fire to the tune of joseph, a sight of her for jews throughout the generation. this is a desecration and a violation of the freedom of worship. the heinous attack of the biblical holy site can be explained only by incitement and lack of respect for the religion and heritage of others. the disrespect for the sanctity of holy sites is also evident in the action of palestinian on the temple mount. agitators have used the mosque as a staging ground for a calculated violent perpetration get on the eve of the jewish new year, rosh hashanah, radical islamist bloc place, fireworks
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as well as molotov cocktails and explosive devices to prevent jews as well as christians are visiting the temple mount. a palestinian and the representative of the arab countries speak of the sacredness of their holy site, but when islamist militants desecrate it by using it as a weapon april, they stood mute. -- a weapons depot. instead, president abbas defended the rioters and lit the spark which set our region a place. he declared, and i quote, we welcome every drop of blood spilled in jerusalem. with the help of allah, everyone would be in heaven and every wounded will get his reward. the church of the holy sepulture is ours. everything is ours, all ours. governor right to desecrate and with their filthy feet. i repeat, jews have no rights to desecrate it with their filthy
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feet. can you imagine the reaction if the israeli leader, any leader for that matter, would've uttered such a hateful sentiment? the security council would have rightly wasted no time in containing to condemn it. yet when the president of the palestinian authority make such a blatantly prejudiced statement, the reaction of this council is complete silence. mr. president, even now as the violence continues and lives are lost every day, instead of calm intention, palestinian leaders continue to live and use inflammatory rhetoric. they are stoking the flames by portraying kerry's as innocent victims. just two days ago in a televised broadcast to the palestinian people, president abbas accused israel of killing an innocent 13 year old palestinian boy. there are two facts that he did not share with his public. first, the boy is not dead.
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he is fully conscious and is being treated in an israeli hospital. second, he is not innocent. this 13 year old palestinian brutally attacked a 13 year old israeli boy who was riding his bicycle, stabbing him no less than 15 times. you don't have to take my word for it. there is a video of this also on social media. when a young child is inside to pick up a knife, instead of being encouraged to pick up a basketball court a book, something is deeply, deeply wrong. the executive director of the israeli national council for the child wrote yesterday, it is very easy to use children for the needs of adults. it is easy to incite children. 's easy to drag children into wargames. so tempting to turn children into simple, so easy and yet so wrong. so simple and yet so dangerous.
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tragically, this is exactly what the palestinian leadership is doing. such acts of terror do not occur in a vacuum. you are a product of a delivery policy of incitement aiming at filling the minds of palestinian children with hate. from an early age palestinian children are subjected to propaganda that promotes hatred and insights to violence. young children watch tv shows within the house that encourage them to kill all the jews and become martyrs. schoolchildren and the west bank started using official palestinian authority textbook that legitimize indiscriminate violence against israelis. palestinian teenagers put facebook post and twitter feed that call on them to stab jews and that applaud violent acts like the murder of the family. blessed memory. mr. president, the situation is indeed dire but there is a way forward.
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just yesterday prime minister netanyahu expressed his willingness to meet with the palestinian leadership, with president abbas, in order to bring home that are in a calm to the region. two weeks ago he stood here in the u.n. and declared that he is ready for direct negotiations with the palestinians without any precondition. if this council is serious about promoting peace, it must join prime minister netanyahu's call and it says that president abbas comes to the negotiating table. israelis historic agreement with egypt as well as with the jordan proves that only direct negotiations can lead to a real and lasting peace. only such negotiation and create a new reality for all the people of our region. thank you, mr. president. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank the representative from israel. and now i would like to give the floor to members of the security council.
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first of all out like to give the floor to the ambassador of jordan. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: mr. president, i should like to express my deep thanks and gratitude to you for agreeing to organize this special session. jordan called for this urgent meeting, and in light of the urgent need to deal with the latest developments in palestinian territory, and in particular in occupied jerusalem. this is a result of the unlawful and ugly practices of israel against the palestinian people. its intrusion into the mosque, and its attempt to impose a reality that would change the status quo in the city of jerusalem. in addition to the propagation of palestinians by israeli
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extremists in jerusalem and its holy sites, which reached unprecedented and escalated levels that cross all possible life. what israel is doing in occupied palestinian territory in terms of the systematic violations of palestinian defenseless people requires this council to shoulder its responsibilities in putting an end to these aggressions and to take adequate and effective measures to protect the palestinian people, and put an end to these condemned acts and prevent their repetition. the israeli occupation and the injustice endured by the palestinian people held hostage by this occupation have gone on for too long, for over seven decades. the palestinian people are
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suffering from a violation of their rights in life, indignity and security over their land, and in self-determination. and every day the palestinian, the israeli occupation comes up with a new series of coercive measures against the palestinian people who lost hope in the international community to save them from occupation and from the daily israeli aggressions that take no account women, children coal or the elderly. the security of israel and its citizens cannot be achieved by imposing an iron fist, by indulging in several types of collective and individual punishments by the excessive use of armed force by killing the vulnerable and innocent. israeli authorities should realize that the life of
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palestinian people is not cheaper than the life of its own citizens, or that the palestinian bloodshed will not bring about peace and security. mr. president, the spiral of violence in occupied palestinian territory will lead to further tension in the middle east and more extremism. it will reflect negatively on international peace and security. as such, the council should spare no effort in order to put an end to israeli violation in palestinian territory, and to stop the systematic breaches by israel of its commitment according to the international humanitarian law, and in particular the fourth geneva convention of 1949. we call on the security council to explore adequate options to provide legal protection to the palestinian people in occupied
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palestinian territory. in line with the serious and grave nature of this situation. this might pave the way towards just and comprehensive peace that will put an end to occupation. the bloody scenes we are witnessing on a daily basis against the palestinian people committed by israel, the violation of the sanctity of worship sites and incursions into the mosque, it demands its staff from preventing worship its access, is not only violation of the rights of palestinians, it is a violation of the rights of over a billion and a half muslims in the world, and a provocation to as such, jordan call called for in the hf these continuous and escalating
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aggressions of the israeli authorities, and to respect the historic status quo in the holy city of jerusalem, and to put a stop to measures aimed at dividing of the mosque physically and chronologically. jordan rejects any attempt to infringe upon heritage and religious sites. and we support the decision by president abbas to investigate the latest torching of joseph's tomb. we call for self-restraint and to refrain from irresponsible and religiously offensive acts. we condemn strongly, and the strongest of terms israel is doing against the palestinian people. we consider it fully responsible for this latest escalation of jordan will spare no effort conducting its role in terms of
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supporting the palestinian people putting an end to the israeli occupation of palestine and establishing a viable, free and independent palestinian state based on the 19 '67 borders with east jerusalem as its capital. we stress that christian and muslim holy sites in east jerusalem at the forefront of which is the mosque, is a red line that cannot be crossed, and we will not allow their desecration or health initiative as such we reiterate jordan's total rejection and condemnation of the provocative violations committed by israel in the mosque, and our full solidarity with the palestinian people and our absolute commitment to their legal and historic rights and the protection of the mosque. based on the historic
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partnership of his majesty, king abdullah ii, over islamic and christian holy sites in jerusalem and jordan tried to look after them and we preserve all possible legal and diplomatic options to defend the sites. thank you. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i thank jordan for its state and i would like to give the floor to the bastard of the united states. >> -- to the ambassador of the united states. >> thank you, mr. president. would like to -- grateful to assistant secretary zerihoun for briefing the council today and for his and the u.n.'s ongoing effort in the region. united states shares the deep concern of everyone here today about the current situation and condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing violence in jerusalem, the west bank of israel and the gaza strip.
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we have repeatedly condemned this violence and it clear there's no justification or any terrorist attack. we continue to stress the importance of preventing inflammatory rhetoric, accusations or any actions that can see the violence. the human consequences of the violence have been great and continue to mount. since october 1 israelis have faced 38 attacks in which at least seven israelis have been killed and more than 40 injured, some grated. during the same period 18 palestinians have been killed, and hundreds injured in the west bank and jerusalem and gaza by live fire or rubber bullets from israeli security forces in the course of demonstrations or clashes. clashes. clashes. according to the authorities come an additional 14 palestinians have been killed while carrying out attacks or while suspected of attempted to carry them out. the cycle of violence and mistrust has been exacerbated by viral images and videos shared on social media, which further
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polarize narratives and fosters suspicion and even hatred on both sides. among israelis and palestinians and there's a growing frustration as the prospects of reaching a two-state solution a few to be. there is no justification for reprehensible acts of violence, including terrorist attacks against innocent civilians. we understand every government needs to take necessary steps to protect its people. we continue to support issues right to defend its citizens. as always it is critical that every possible effort be taken to protect innocents, to de-escalate tensions and to guard against unnecessary loss of life. we also have raised a deep concern about increased israeli some of violence against palestinians and other property in the west bank. we mourn the loss of all life, israeli and palestinian, and stressed the importance of both parties condemning the violence and avoiding provocative statements that could further inflame tensions.
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in the face of this violence we remain committed to advancing a two-state solution. indeed, if it's right now underscore just how critical it is to achieve two states living side-by-side in peace and security. to that end of the china continues to urge all sides publicly and privately to take steps to restore calm. we welcome israel and jordan's commitment to maintaining the status quo at the temple mount and strong support efforts to ensure that that status quo is maintained. we know prime minister netanyahu's public commitment on this point. secretary kerry have spoken with prime minister netanyahu, president abbas and king abdullah in recent days and he will travel to the region at the appropriate moment. as the cortex pencils mcclure into september 30 statement we are concerned that quote current trends on the ground including continued acts of violence against palestinians and israelis, ongoing settlement activity and the high rate of
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demolitions of palestinian structures are dangerously imperiling the viability of a two-state solution come into court. the status quo is not sustainable. the quartet as does the importance of both sides demonstrating a genuine commitment to a two-state solution and go to rebuild trust and avoid a cycle of this collation. as window partners emphasized in the quartet state it was when the support quote concrete and significant steps that will help stabilize the situation to reverse current trends by showing meaningful progress toward creating a tuesday reality on the ground, and restore hope among palestinians and israelis that a negotiated peace is possible, end quote. it is important to emphasize the steps can be taken without impacting israel's legitimate security concerns. in fact, they can't enhance security for israelis and palestinians alike. we continue to believe the best way to ensure the safety of all is to work toward a political
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solution. i can two states living side-by-side in peace and security. only through a solution negotiated by the two sides will to peace and security be achieved. the harrowing accounts of innocent civilians injured and killed in the past two weeks on both sides underscored why we all must redouble our efforts to defuse this crisis and find a pathway back toward a two-state solution. thank you. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank you for your statement, and i give the floor to the ambassador of the russian federation. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: than one-third escalation and the situation and the palestine territories, particularly in east jerusalem is considered in moscow with great concern. it is causing suffering amongst the peaceful israelis and palestinians. it worsens the lack of trust between them and reduces the horizon of the political situation any terrorist
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manifestation is rejected by russia and the call upon both parties to stop the violence, stop the publications and ensure that measures are taken to de-escalate the situation. it is unacceptable to any violent act against peaceful citizens. atm port is normalizing the situation around the holy site in east jerusalem which are considered as religious sites by jews, christians and muslims. at this stage we must avoid any step which would violate the status quo and which would be, any violent action taken by palestinian or israeli side. but over the decades the situation cannot be dealt with in an urgent way. the holy sites in jerusalem must be dealt with in a mutually beneficial way, and this can only be done by discussing these
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come at issues of jerusalem and, indeed, the entire states of all palestinian territories. we call for steps to reduce the tension and would also note we need to see the real cause of what is taking place in the palestinian territories. first and foremost they are related to 1967 occupation, including east jerusalem. what is dangerous in terms of a settlement of the decades long israeli-palestinian problem is due to the current escalation. we can't close her eyes to the. as israel is the occupying power according to international law has the first and foremost responsibility for the situation with regard to the west bank and east jerusalem. endless we achieve a comprehensive just and lasting solution to the palestinian problem on the basis of gender
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accept international basis for a peaceful settlement, the israeli side, on the basis of international conventions must respect humanitarian principles with regard to population in the occupied territories. we are concerned about the gaza strip in the steps taken issued to prevent humanitarian assistance and other needed assistance is not acceptable. but the blockade is also to because come is also is ignoring the demands of the security council. mr. president, we are ready to continue our efforts and to include to the middle east quartet mediator in order to the escalate the situation in palestinian-israeli relations. the mission statement from the quartet on the 30th of september called for mutual trust. the statement -- so that both
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sides can hope for a dual state solution. it's important to continue our efforts and the quartet should work with israel and the palestinians do it was to take place in coming days but because of recent events and was postponed by israel. we hope the planned visit by the quartet to the region can take place as soon as possible. it's also important to consider the initiative of security council mission to the middle east in which the russian delegation has supported and proposed some years ago. the target situation experienced by the situation and the growth in regional terrorism, palestine and raise ally problem continues to be the epicenter of the situation. the fact it is not the result is one of the main factors up at this table sized situation in the whole middle east -- destabilized situation. this leads to the growth in
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terrorism, ever new after talks between angel and palestine on the basis of the two states solution would be an important occupation establishing stability and security for the people living in that region. mr. president, will in july 2014, mr. abbas sent to the secretary-general of the united nations to put the palestine states under the u.s. system of protection. security council received a letter saying that this is being considered. as window to secretary has heard in this regard of the appropriate study. we don't the secretary-general will officially convey the result of this to the security council. thank you very much, mr. president. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank you for your statement, and i know could afford to the ambassador of france.
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[speaking french] >> translator: mr. president, i would like to thank jordan for having taken the initiative of attending this meeting, and i would like to thank the man for his briefing. the president of the france has constantly over the past few months then warning against the risk of a new wave of unrest in the middle east. now we see that happening. against the backdrop of expansion of the settlements which is illegal which compromises the viability the palestine state and the absence of a peace process. we have mobilized that in order to draw attention to a lasting solution to the only possible solution to the conflict and the way to avoid perpetual
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repetition in the same cycle of violence. now, the explosion did take place on the west bank and jerusalem and gaza but also in israel. hence creating fear of a possible third intifada. we have confirmed duncan did all of the attacks but this confirms our worries and also bolsters our position. on behalf of france will like to renew our appeal for a greater mobilization of the international community to rebuild a true political horizon. the growing number of crises in the region should not distract us from the urgent it is to relaunch the priest -- the peace process. quite to the contrary. just as the minister stated yesterday in the french senate, we need to relaunch a credible political process that makes it possible to move towards a just and lasting peace, truly move
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forward. we cannot continue to let the two-state solution unravel day after day, specially since there is a growing risk that day is to take over the palestine cause one day if this happened with the consequences come the disastrous consequences we can imagine. with this in mind when you to work in a number of directions. first of all to do with what is most urgent. it is the responsibility to offer a response to the current escalation. france has prepared a draft statement that would like to submit to the members of the security council in order to make an appeal for calm and restraint by all the parties but also to maintain the status quo on the mosques. then we need to work to provide a concrete political the rise in. the goal is not to quote-unquote manage the crisis but rather to provide a lasting solution to
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it. on this point establishment of an international support group is very relevant. after having brought together here in europe the members of the quartet and for the first expanding its format to include key arab actors in addition to european and international partners just as france suggested, we think that it is now time to deepen these efforts to once again rebuild a political horizon that could put pressure and encourage the parties to take steps forward and successfully conclude peace discussions. this kind of format would make it possible to work through elements. first of all on confidence-building measures to take immediate effect to ease tension. the collective support to palestinian reconciliation under the authority of president abbas. three, to draw guarantees and provide compensation that each of the parties will need in order to be able to sign an agreement. france is in favor of holding
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another meeting in this format and the expanded quartet. mr. president, we cannot simply do nothing. we need to use all the means available to provide a lasting solution to the conflict. the security council has an important role to play, to back up these efforts. we need to assume our responsibility as a friend of both the israeli people and the palestinian people. france is more than ever determined to assume its responsibility and work tirelessly with its partners in the service of peace. thank you very much. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank the ambassador of france for your statement, and i know to the floor to the ambassador of china. [speaking in native tongue]
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>> translator: thank you, mr. president. i would like to take a jordan on behalf of the arab group to call for the big i would like to thank the a's she for the emergency braking. recently the conflict has further escalated, causing worsening secure the situation in east jerusalem, west bank and gaza. china is deeply worried about this development. we are concerned about the military crackdowns by israeli forces which resulted in palestinian civilian casualties, including women and children. the excessive use of force to cause casualties up innocent civilians is unacceptable. violence for violence does it help resolve issues. instead it will only erode mutual trust, exacerbate conflict and confrontation.
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china urges both palestine and israel to heed the calls of international community, exercise maximum restraint, and take practical measures to avoid the further escalation of the conflict. china welcomes the efforts by secretary-general ban ki-moon to to escalate tensions between palestine and israel. under the present circumstances this international community come in particular the security council, should have a stronger sense of urgency, assume its responsibility, actively respond to the legitimate demands of palestine and the arab countries, take necessary action, promote efforts by parties concerned to immediately cease the clashes and the escalate tensions. achieving to peaceful coexistence between palestine
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and israel is with the right direction towards resolving the palestine israel question. peace talks is the only path forward. we hope that the israeli government will take the lead in taking actions and display good-faith. the legitimate security concerns of the original countries be paid attention to. the international community should be concerted in its efforts to promote the quick resumption of talks by palestine and israel on the platform which is broadly based with the direct participation of all major parties so as to resolve the deep rooted issues in the bilateral relations. china is consistent in its support for the just cause of the palestinian people to restore their legitimate national interest and rights. we are committed as always to promoting peace talks. we stand ready to continue to keep contact and coordination
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with parties concerned to make efforts towards easing tensions between palestine and issue and promoting the resumption of talks. thank you, mr. president. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i would like to thank you for your statement and i know to the floor to the ambassador of new zealand. >> thank you, mr. president. we thank jordan for convenient today's meeting, and thank assistant secretary-general zerihoun for his briefing. new zealand is deeply concerned the recent violence in israel and occupied palestinian territories of which -- the attack at joe system is the latest example. in the short term all sides need to seize files can refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric and uphold the status quo at jerusalem's holy sites. it's critically important to stop the violence and lower tensions. we recognize that every state
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needs to protect its citizens. however, we agree with the assistant secretary-general that heavy-handed security measures will not resolve this growing crisis. and less the parties any national committee address the root causes of the violence, we will see it happen again and again. and each side heaping blame and allegations on the other while ignoring its own responsibilities will only make things worse. in new zealand there needs to be urgent progress toward securing a viable solution to the israeli-palestine conflict, and towards the economic and social stability which a two-state solution promises. that is the only way to bring and into to the violence. as my prime minister and foreign minister said in new york two weeks ago, this is a matter of urgency at a critical issue on which the security council must lead. we believe that council has a role to play to generate conditions on the ground.
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we believe the council also has a role to play to tell the parties clearly and firmly to get ready to negotiate, and to provide them with a timeframe for committing negotiations. we look forward to discussing our ideas and those of others at the open debate next week, which we think should focus on the israel-palestine conflict. that debate should be used by council members and others as an opportunity to advance the conversation which the international community can do to bring the two sides together. this conflict has continued for far too long and resulted in far too many innocent deaths. we are supportive of the idea of a council statement as a representative of france has just such as and with afford to engaging in on the text. a statement does not obviate the need for council action to a resolution of one of the product for the peace process.
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new zealand remains convinced that council must address this bigger picture and recent events have demonstrated the urgency of doing so. thank you. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i thank you for your statement and now i give the floor to the ambassador of malaysia. >> thank you, mr. president, for convenient is urgent and important meeting i also think you for your briefing. .. violence in and around the holy sites of the old city of jerusalem. we condemn any and all attempts to alter the character and status of the holy city of .erusalem such sinister attempts are in blatant violation of numerous security council resolutions. all such acts of provocations, incitement, and violence by all

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