The Deputy of Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Farhan Haq, stated, in a press conference in New York, that the Secretary-General renews his demands to preserve the status quo in line with the special role of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan.
He added, “The Secretary-General calls on everyone to refrain from steps that would escalate tensions in and around the holy sites.”
Haq reiterated “the commitment of the United Nations and its Secretary-General to support the ‘Israelis’ and Palestinians in achieving lasting peace and returning to the path towards a two-state solution based on negotiations on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, international law and previous agreements.”
Commenting on a tweet by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he said that “the Jewish people have an exclusive and indisputable right to all areas of the Land of Israel,” Haq stressed that the United Nations encourages the parties to continue on the road to resuming talks and establishing two states.
He stressed the need to avoid “any rhetoric that would make this task more difficult.”
The United Nations announced, on Wednesday, that the UN Security Council will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss the “Palestinian issue,” in the wake of the widespread international and Arab condemnation sparked by the Ben-Gvir raid.
It stated in a brief statement that the fifteen members of the UN Security Council will hold a meeting Thursday at 15:00 New York time (22:00 Palestine time) to discuss “the situation in the Middle East, especially the Palestinian issue.”