The Kuwait mission to the UN, Mansour Al-Otaibi, has declared that the Security Council decisions on the situation in the Gaza Strip have failed to lead to an outcome.
Al-Otaibi stated, on Tuesday evening, at a conference which followed, “Our situation is clearâ€¦We have invited with Bolivia to hold a session in the Security Council….We deplore the Israeli aggression against [the] Gaza Strip and the excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians there. However, we couldnâ€™t settle the situation in the Gaza Strip.”
Al-Otaibi stated, according to Al Ray, that most of the representatives of Member States, during the consultation meeting, affirmed the need for a Security Council move.
Moreover, they endorsed a visit to the Gaza Strip. The Permanent Observer for Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, stated that the Security Council is “paralyzed due to the situation of one state” in a reference to the USA, which inhibits the Security Council from discussing the Palestinian cause.
Al-Otaibi added that the Security Council should move to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip in order to bring back a normal life for its citizens.
The Security Council held the session after a truce was announced, in the Gaza Strip.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.