NEW YORK: The UN Security Council was scheduled to convene in an extraordinary session on Monday to review the situation in Gaza, where an Israeli-Islamic Jihad cease-fire has been in effect for three days following a bloody fight.
The announcement of the emergency meeting was made by China, which will be the Security Council’s president in August. Ambassador Zhang Jun expressed his alarm over the deadliest fighting in Gaza since an 11-day conflict last year.
Gilad Erdan, the Israeli ambassador to the UN, charged Islamic Jihad with employing Gazans as human shields prior to the meeting.
Since Friday, Israel has been heavily bombarding Gaza from the air and with artillery.