People look at a wreckage of the car in which was killed Ahmed Jabari, head of the Hamas military wing in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Reuters)
The United Nations called a Security Council meeting concerning Israel’s attacks on Hamas terror leaders in Gaza.
The UN Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip, France said, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants. The French UN mission announced on its Twitter feed that the meeting would be a “closed private debate” beginning at 9:00 P.M. EST (0200 GMT Thursday). Council diplomats said Israeli and Palestinian envoys would speak at the meeting. (Reuters)
The U.N. chief on Wednesday called on Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants to prevent an escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
Related: The IDF released these facts today:
Facts: Attacks on southern Israel
Attacks on Israeli towns and communities continue as you read this message:
- +120 rockets have been fired at Israel this week.
- +760 rockets have been fired at Israel in 2012.
- +2500 rockets have been fired at Israel since 2009.
- Terrorists hold more than 10,000 rockets in Gaza.
- One million Israelis, 14% of the population, are under the threat of rocket fire.
- That is equivalent to 44 million U.S. citizens under the threat of rocket fire.
- Gaza terrorists targeted an IDF jeep this week, injuring four soldiers. (Video)
- Hamas rules the Gaza strip and is responsible for all that occurs in Gaza and all that is launched form there.
- Hamas, supported by Iran, has wielded authority over the Gaza Strip since 2007.