The United Nations announced, on Wednesday, that the UN Security Council will hold a meeting, Thursday, to discuss the "Palestinian issue," in the wake of the widespread condemnation raised by an Israeli minister's visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem .
The United Nations confirmed what diplomats said hours ago, and stated in a brief statement that the fifteen members of the UN Security Council will hold a meeting Thursday at 15:00 (20:00 GMT) to discuss "the situation in the Middle East, especially the Palestinian issue."
The Israeli minister in the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque
During his daily press statement, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, reiterated what his assistant announced, on Tuesday, that Guterres "calls on all parties to refrain from taking measures that could increase tension in and around Jerusalem."
On Tuesday, the United Nations reaffirmed "the importance of preserving the status quo in the holy sites."
On Tuesday, the new Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, visited the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sparked widespread international condemnation, including the United States, Israel's historical ally.