UN / PALESTINE

22-Jun-2023 00:03:11
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour condemned Israeli “aggression against our people and the terrorism of the settlers” and demanded that the Security Council “act on resolutions adopted by the Security Council, particularly resolution 904, calling for protection to the civilian population.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PALESTINE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

22 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, ambassadors at the Security Council stakeout podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Palestine:
“Our leadership condemns this aggression against our people and the terrorism of the settlers. We came to the Security Council through the President seeking the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility in the maintenance of international peace and security, to put an end, immediate end to this aggression against our people, to act on resolutions adopted by the Security Council, particularly resolution 904, calling for protection to the civilian population.”
4. Wide shot, ambassadors at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Palestine:
“It doesn't make sense that those who are responsible for these crimes to get away with it without the international community saying, those who executed these terrorist crimes, those who planned, those who shielded and protected the terrorists should get away from facing accountability and justice.”
6. Wide shot, ambassadors at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Palestine:
“The Secretary General made a big mistake in not listing this current Israeli Government. This is the most extreme government, loaded with fascist elements. If you do not list this government now, when will you list the Israeli government? It's very unfortunate that he selected not to list them. We were hopeful that when he last year said that if they continue with this tradition and this path, I warned them that they will be considered to be listed. They continued on the same path. They killed more children than last year. But yet he did not list them.”
8. Wide shot. Ambassadors walk away
9. Wide shot, spokesperson Farhan Haq at press room podium
10. Med shot, journalists
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the continued violence and loss of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The Secretary-General condemns all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror. This includes the shooting on Tuesday by two armed Palestinians that killed four Israelis in the occupied West Bank and injured others and the ensuing acts of vandalism and torching of land and properties, including a school, by Israeli settlers in Palestinian villages around Nablus and Ramallah. The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the events in Jenin on 19 June, when an Israeli security forces (ISF) operation and ensuing exchange of fire resulted in seven Palestinians killed, including two children, both students at UNRWA schools. It is crucial to reduce tensions and to prevent further escalation. Israel, as the Occupying Power, must ensure that the civilian population is protected against all acts of violence, and that perpetrators are held to account.”
12. Wide shot, journalists
STORYLINE
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour today (22 Jun) condemned Israeli “aggression against our people and the terrorism of the settlers” and demanded that the Security Council “act on resolutions adopted by the Security Council, particularly resolution 904, calling for protection to the civilian population.”

Flanked by ambassadors from Arab countries, including Council President Lana Nusseibeh, from the United Arab Emirates, Mansour said, “it doesn't make sense that those who are responsible for these crimes to get away with it without the international community saying, those who executed these terrorist crimes, those who planned, those who shielded and protected the terrorists should get away from facing accountability and justice.”

Asked about Israel’s exclusion from a Secretary-General’s children-in-conflict blacklist, despite the alleged killing of 42 children by Israeli forces, Mansour said, “the Secretary General made a big mistake in not listing this current Israeli Government. This is the most extreme government, loaded with fascist elements. If you do not list this government now, when will you list the Israeli government? It's very unfortunate that he selected not to list them. We were hopeful that when he last year said that if they continue with this tradition and this path, I warned them that they will be considered to be listed. They continued on the same path. They killed more children than last year. But yet he did not list them.”

Earlier today, Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq read a statement saying, “the Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the continued violence and loss of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” and “condemns all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror.”

He said it was “crucial to reduce tensions and to prevent further escalation, “and Israel, “as the Occupying Power, must ensure that the civilian population is protected against all acts of violence, and that perpetrators are held to account.”

According to Palestinian officials, a large group of Israeli settlers, many of them armed, attacked the Palestinian town of Turmus Ayya, north of Ramallah, on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, setting fire to homes, cars and fields, killing on Palestinian injuring ten others.
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