UN opens Gaza meeting

Security council begins meeting in New York to discuss draft resolution on Gaza crisis.

    The council has so far failed to agree on
    a resolution for the crisis [AFP]

    Abbas was to also address the meeting after meeting Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, earlier on Tuesday.

    Diplomatic activity

    Al Jazeera's Ghida Fakhry, reporting from New York, said a draft resolution could be tabled by Libya, the only Arab member of the current security council, as early as Tuesday evening.

    It could then be put to a council vote on Wednesday evening, although many ambassadors said this was unlikely, our correspondent said.

    Last week, the US blocked a Libyan-backed proposal for the UN to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

    The latest council meeting follows a flurry of diplomatic meetings on the crisis earlier on Tuesday and on Monday.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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