UN / PALESTINE GAZA

14-May-2018 00:03:13
Palestinian ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told reporters in New York that a “massacre” was being committed by the “savages of the Israeli occupying forces” in Gaza, and called for the Security Council to deal with these “war crimes.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PALESTINE GAZA
TRT: 03:13
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ARABIC / ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

14 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom in, ambassadors approaching stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of Palestine to the United Nations:
“Of course, this massacre is taking place at the same time when the United States of America illegally, unilaterally, and in a provocative way, is opening its embassy. It is very very tragic that they are celebrating an illegal action while Israel is killing and injuring thousands of Palestinian civilians. This is the life of the Palestinian people, and those who think that opening the embassy opens doors to peace; let them look at what is really happening in the Gaza strip. Is killing 45 civilians and injuring 2,000 would be helpful to open doors for peace or is it deepening the resentment and the atmosphere of hatred instead of moving in the direction of peace?”
4. Wide shot, ambassadors at stakeout
5. UPSOUND (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of Palestine to the United Nations:
“Tragic day for the Palestinians and shame on those who ignore the pain and the suffering of the Palestinian people.”
6. Wide shot, ambassadors at stakeout
7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of Palestine to the United Nations:
“We thank our Arab brothers for their solidarity with us, but if the question is whether they can do more, then certainly yes they can do more. We hope that they do more by putting pressure on all those who are carrying out this massacre against the Palestinian people, their friends, and the United States of America. The Arabs can use many methods.”
8. Wide shot, ambassadors at stakeout
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of Palestine to the United Nations:
“The entire Palestinian nation is outraged when 45 civilians have been slaughtered and more than 2,000 have been injured. If this happened in any nation, what do you expect anything less than complete outrage by the nation against such an atrocity committed by an occupying power. So, to say anger, this is an understatement. I am more than angry for what is really happening to the Palestinian people today on the hands of the savages of the Israeli occupying forces.”
10. Wide shot, ambassadors at stakeout
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Representative of Palestine to the United Nations:
“These war crimes need to be dealt with by the Security Council and the international appropriate legal system to bring those criminals to justice because the Palestinian people should not be the exception to the rule. If what is really happening today in Palestine is happening in any other nation, there will be a massive outrage and there will be action by the Security Council. We are demanding from the Security Council no to deal with us as an exception to the rule and to shoulder its responsibility and to stop this massacre against our people to hold those responsible to account.”
12. Wide shot, ambassadors at stakeout
STORYLINE
Palestinian ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told reporters in New York that a “massacre” was being committed by the “savages of the Israeli occupying forces” in Gaza, and called for the Security Council to deal with these “war crimes.”

Speaking at the UN headquarters, Mansour said 45 people have been killed and over 2,000 injured today (14 May) by Israeli forces in Gaza adding that “this massacre is taking place at the same time when the United States of America illegally, unilaterally, and in a provocative way, is opening its embassy.” He said it was “very very tragic that they are celebrating an illegal action while Israel is killing and injuring thousands of Palestinian civilians” and asked if the Israeli action was “helpful to open doors for peace or is it deepening the resentment and the atmosphere of hatred instead of moving in the direction of peace?”

In response to a question about US President Donald Trump’s tweet that today was a big day for Israel, the Palestinian said it was a “tragic day for the Palestinians and shame on those who ignore the pain and the suffering of the Palestinian people.”

Mansour said the Palestinian nation was “outraged” by the “atrocity committed by an occupying power.” He added, “These war crimes need to be dealt with by the Security Council and the international appropriate legal system to bring those criminals to justice because the Palestinian people should not be the exception to the rule.” The Palestinian ambassador expected the Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Gaza possibly in the next 24 hours.
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