NEW YORK, May 14 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on the tragic developments in Gaza and the US illegal moving of its embassy to the occupied East Jerusalem.
"We condemn this action in the strongest possible term," Mansour told reporters in a new conference at the UN Security Council.
"We demand that this action to be stopped immediately and we want those responsible to be brought to justice from the Israeli side because this is not allowed under the provision of international law."
The Palestinian diplomat said that that Palestinian mission had submitted an urgent letter to the UN General Assembly about the horrific situation in Gaza Strip.
He expected that the UNSC would the emergency meeting within the next 24 hours.
He added that the level of death and injury caused by the Israeli occupying forces to Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip has surpassed merely immoral, inhumane and unlawful behavior but constitutes war crimes and crimes against humanity, for which Israel must be fully held accountable.
He also stressed that the repeated pleas for international protection for the defenseless Palestinian people must no longer be ignored.
Mansour stated that this massacre, is taking place at the same time when the United State of America illegally and unilaterally and in provocative way is opening its embassy (in the occupied East Jerusalem).
"This is the life of Palestinian people, and those who think that opening the embassy opens doors for peace, let them look at what is really happening in the Gaza Strip," he concluded.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed 55 Palestinians and injured over 2,410 others on Monday during massive marches at the Gaza border to protest the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and to mark the 70th anniversary for the Palestinian Nakba, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. (end)