Emergency meeting on the situation in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday
According to the press service of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, the meeting of the Security Council on the situation in the Gaza Strip will take place at 10.00 (17.00 in Kiev) at the request of Kuwait.

The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday on the situation in the Gaza Strip, where dozens of Palestinians have been killed in recent clashes with the Israeli army, RIA Novosti news agency quoted the press office of Russia's permanent mission to the United Nations as saying.

 "The meeting will take place at 10.00 (17.00 in Kiev) at the request of Kuwait," the spokesman said. "Kuwait is currently a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council The spokesman of the Palestinian Authority Ashraf al-Kadr told Novosti that the number of deaths in confrontations with troops Israeli conflict on the Gaza Strip border on Monday rose to 52 Palestinians, more than 2.4 thousand wounded Israeli soldiers shoot at the defeat of protesters, who increased their size and conspicuously on the wave of anger at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

US President Donald Trump announced in December last year recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv. Trump's decision caused riots among Palestinians and protests in many countries in the Arab world. The White House on Monday blamed the killing of people in the Gaza Strip for the Palestinian militant group Hamas, accusing it of "provocative and provocative acts." At the same time, the United States has asserted that Israel has the right to self-defense.

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