- PressTV Published on May 24, 2018
The United Nations has strongly condemned Israeli actions that have led to the loss of dozens of lives in the Gaza Strip. Mladenov was briefing the UN Security Council via video link from Jerusalem al-Quds. He criticized Israel for its failure to stop the use of lethal force, while also singling out Hamas for creating what Tel Aviv says provocations. On May 14, Israeli soldiers attacked unarmed protesters in Gaza, killing over 60 Palestinians, including women and children. The UN also denounced Israeli settlement activities in the occupied West Bank. The UN coordinator said dozens of Palestinian homes and structures have been destroyed recently as illegal construction continues unabated. Mladenov also called for a unified approach to change the situation in Gaza, which has been under over a decade of Israeli land, air and sea blockade.