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Monday, July 24, will host a crisis meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation around the Temple mount in Jerusalem. About it reports DW.

As noted, the proposal for the convening of made on Saturday, July 22, Sweden, France and Egypt. The members of the UN security Council should in the very near future to hold a meeting about “how and how you can support the call for de-escalation,” said the representative of Sweden to the UN, Carl Skau.

The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis around the Temple mount escalated dramatically on 21 July, killing at least six people, hundreds of people were injured. The protests erupted in response to Israel’s refusal to remove the metal detectors at the entrance to the temple mount.

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Israeli authorities on 16 July set the metal detector after armed attack by three Arabs on the police in the Old city of Jerusalem . “Because it was crossed a red line and on the Temple mount was used automatic weapons, safety rules need to change,” – said then live on Israeli television internal security Minister of Israel Gilad Erdan.

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Friday, July 21, the head of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas announced that the Palestinians freeze all contacts with Israel. According to Abbas, the decision will remain in force as long as Israel does not cancel the security arrangements on the Temple mount in Jerusalem.

In General, July 21, during clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank of the Jordan river suffered 193 Palestinian civilians, 41 of whom were wounded in Jerusalem.

23 December 2016 the UN security Council adopted a resolution condemning current Israeli policies on the development of settlements on the West Bank of the Jordan river and East Jerusalem. In response, Israel decided to cut financial contributions to the UN.

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