Palestine asked UN to stop Israel
Palestinian officials have asked the United Nations Security Council to prevent Israel's military attacks in Gaza. The meeting took place in closed doors on Wednesday night. U.N. observer Riyad Mansour said Israel was boasting publicly about killing Palestinians after conducting airstrikes that killed Hamas mastermind Ahmed Jabari. World media writes about this.
In the text of his statement, Mansour especially noted that war crimes are being perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people. "The international community must act to bring to bring an end to Israel's illegal policies and practices against the Palestinian people" he said.
Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor said the strikes were launched in response to days of rocket fire out of Hamas-ruled Gaza. He said no one complained when Palestinians were "raining rockets on Israeli civilians," and that no nation would tolerate that.
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told the Council that the United States "strongly condemned" the rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel and expressed regret at the ensuing death and injury of innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians.