UN / PALESTINE AMBASSADORS REAX

15-May-2018 00:02:40
A group of Ambassadors representing the Arab Group and another representing the European Union issued statements expressing their concerns about the escalation of violence at the Gaza-Israel border. UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

15 MAY 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Pan right, Arab Group ambassadors
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations:
“It is outrageous to have in one day 61 Palestinian civilians killed, including eight children and close to 3,000 civilians and yet the Security Council to continue to be paralyzed. That is unacceptable. This is outrageous and it cannot continue to be that way.”
4. Close up, camera viewfinder showing Mansour at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations:
“14 members, it was obvious that they were on one side, and one member in the Security Council still is not getting it. And I hope that with these massive messages, with the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, with the greatness and heroic position and activities of our people in Gaza, I can tell you today, although it is Nakba Day, but I am proud to be a Palestinian; proud to be Palestinian belonging to those heroes in Gaza, to those heroes in Jerusalem, to those heroes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”
6. Zoom in, Mansour at the podium
7. Wide shot European Ambassadors at the podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations:
“We are deeply concerned by the sharp escalations in violence that we witnessed in Gaza yesterday. This has resulted in a high number of Palestinians killed and injured. While recognizing the right to protect its borders, we expect Israel to respect the fundamental right to peaceful protest and the principle of proportionality in the use of force when defending its legitimate security interests.”
9. Wide shot, ambassadors at the podium
10. SOUNDBITE (English) François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“Looking ahead, we underline the pressing need for a political solution on the basis of internationally agreed parameters leading to a two-state solution. The Security Council has a responsibility for the peace process. All credible efforts to restart the peace process must be supported.”
11. Zoom out, ambassadors walk away
STORYLINE
A group of Ambassadors representing the Arab Group and another representing the European Union today (15 May) issued statements expressing their concerns about the escalation of violence at the Gaza-Israel border.

Following a Security Council meeting on the Middle East, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour, standing together with the Arab Group Ambassadors, said it was “outrageous to have in one day 61 Palestinian civilians killed, including eight children and close to 3,000 civilians and yet the Security Council to continue to be paralyzed.”

Mansour said “14 members, it was obvious that they were on one side, and one member in the Security Council still is not getting it.”

And I hope that with these massive messages, with the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, with the greatness and heroic position and activities of our people in Gaza, I can tell you today, although it is Nakba Day, but I am proud to be a Palestinian; proud to be Palestinian belonging to those heroes in Gaza, to those heroes in Jerusalem, to those heroes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

Speaking on behalf of the European Union, Ambassador Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom said, “we are deeply concerned by the sharp escalations in violence that we witnessed in Gaza yesterday.”

Pierce said, “while recognizing the right to protect its borders, we expect Israel to respect the fundamental right to peaceful protest and the principle of proportionality in the use of force when defending its legitimate security interests.”

Also on behalf of the EU, French Ambassador François Delattre underlined “the pressing need for a political solution on the basis of internationally agreed parameters leading to a two-state solution.”

He said, “the Security Council has a responsibility for the peace process. All credible efforts to restart the peace process must be supported.”
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