Israel-Hamas war: Security Council to hold emergency meeting

World Tuesday 28/May/2024 12:13 PM
By: DW
Israel-Hamas war: Security Council to hold emergency meeting

The United Nations Security Council is set to hold a closed door emergency meeting following a deadly Israeli airstrike that hit the southern Gaza Strip, according to diplomats.

The meeting was requested by Algeria, the Arab representative on the council, and supported by Slovenia.

The Health Ministry in the Hamas-ruled enclave said 45 people were killed and dozens injured in the airstrike that hit tents housing displaced people.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the strike a "tragic mistake" and said the incident was being investigated.

Spain, Ireland and Norway to recognize Palestinian state

Spain, Ireland and Norway are set to formally recognize Palestinian statehood on Tuesday.

They will join over 140 UN member states in doing so.

Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland and Romania recognized a Palestinian state before joining the EU, while Sweden offered its recognition in 2014.

Slovenia has said it will decide on whether to recognize Palestinian statehood on Thursday.

On Monday, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz accused Spain of "rewarding terror" by recognizing a Palestinian state.