The UAE has urgently called for a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on December 29 to address the escalating situation in the West Bank and its potential impact on the viability of the two-state solution. The call comes amid reports of extremist settler violence and Israeli raids, posing a severe risk to the political horizon for Israel and Palestine.
The Gaza health ministry reports over 21,000 people killed and 55,603 wounded since the conflict erupted on October 7. Violence has also spread across the West Bank, with at least 314 Palestinians killed. A UN report emphasizes the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation and urges Israel to cease unlawful killings of Palestinians.
Israeli forces recently raided money exchange shops in the West Bank, alleging funding support for armed groups. The situation remains critical, prompting the UAE’s call for immediate UNSC intervention.