The international community must step in to resolve the current escalation between Palestinians and Israel, as a new approach is in urgent demand to tackle the "disaster", Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal said on Wednesday.
"Palestinian society, the Palestinian state, will stand firm and steadfast in defence of its positions. I think the current situation in Jerusalem, in Gaza, in Israel itself, requires international involvement. What is needed is a new international vision, a new United Nations position. Why is the international community doing nothing new? This is a disaster. Efforts must be made", Nofal told a press conference.
The diplomat argued that the policy that Israel is pursuing is contrary to its own interest, which is to achieve peace with the Palestinians.
"Any military escalation can only lead to more violence, deaths of civilians, destruction of towns and villages. That's why we stand for the end of violence, for the international community and the UN to speak out now with determination, so that no more civilian blood will be spilled", the ambassador added.
The UN Security Council is set to meet behind closed doors on Wednesday morning to discuss the developments in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, a diplomatic source in the Security Council told Sputnik.