UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (Reuters) – Jordan circulated to the
U.N. Security Council on Tuesday a draft resolution calling for
an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in the
Gaza Strip and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the
Hamas-dominated coastal enclave.
It welcomes an Egyptian-led bid to end fighting between
Israel and Hamas militants and “condemns all violence and
hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of
terrorism,” according to a draft obtained by Reuters.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The Palestinian U.N. envoy appealed on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a ceasefire in fighting between Israel and Hamas militants as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned that violence had hit alarming levels.
Jordan has drafted a text similar to a 2009 resolution, calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza, council diplomats said. Jordanian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Mahmoud Hmoud said he would circulate a draft document to the 15-member council later on Tuesday.