UN meets over Israel-Palestine violence

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A wide view of the Council Chamber. UN File Photo/Evan Schneider

An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was held on Friday to address the continuing violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.

Tensions rose in September, over Palestinian concerns that Israel was planning to change visiting rules for the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, a site revered by both Muslims and Jews.

The Israeli government has denied any such plan.

At least thirty Palestinians have been killed since the unrest began, as well as seven Israelis. Dozens of Israelis have been stabbed in almost daily incidents this month.

Matthew Wells reports.

Duration: 3’17″

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