Brazil, which at the moment holds the rotating presidency of the UN Safety Council, known as a Friday assembly of the physique to debate the continued battle between Israel and Hamas, its international affairs ministry mentioned Wednesday.
Brazilian Overseas Affairs Minister Mauro Vieira has interrupted an Asia journey to journey “to New York to participate in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, called by Brazil… to address the situation in the Gaza Strip,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.
Brazil beforehand known as an emergency assembly of the Safety Council on Sunday, the day after Hamas launched a shock assault on Israel.
Israeli forces say 1,200 folks, most of them civilians, have been killed within the onslaught — the worst within the nation’s historical past.
As Israel pounded Hamas targets within the Gaza Strip — a densely populated enclave of two.3 million folks — in response, the loss of life toll there has additionally reached 1,200 folks, together with a excessive variety of civilians, based on Palestinian authorities.
Greater than 338,000 folks within the enclave have been displaced, based on the United Nations.
At Sunday’s Safety Council assembly, members have been divided over coverage regarding Israel and the Palestinians.
Earlier on Wednesday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva known as for pressing worldwide motion to guard each Palestinian and Israeli civilians, particularly youngsters.
“Children must never be held hostage, anywhere in the world,” Lula wrote on social media platform X.
“Hamas needs to free the Israeli children who were kidnapped from their families. Israel needs to stop its bombing so Palestinian children and their mothers can leave the Gaza Strip via the Egyptian border,” he mentioned.
“There needs to be a minimum of humanity in the insanity of war.”