Arabs to foil Israel’s bid for UNSC seat

CAIRO: The general meeting of the Arab Parliament on Thursday discussed a draft proposal to block Israel’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for the 2019/2020 term. The proposal is put forth by the Palestine Committee in the Arab Parliament.
The Palestine Committee in the Arab Parliament also discussed other issues including US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian areas as well as Israeli detention of Palestinian minors.
It called on the head of the Arab Parliament to follow up on Israeli violations against the Palestinian people with the UN Secretary-General and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. — Agencies