UNSC denounces Duma attack with "profound outrage"
The members of the Security Council expressed "profound outrage" and condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist attack in the village of Duma near Nablus, which killed a Palestinian baby and injured his family members.
In a statement released late on Friday, the 15 members of the Council strongly condemned all such acts of violence, which have affected both the Palestinian and Israeli people, expressing their concern about increased tensions, and called for "immediate calm." Therefore, the UNSC emphasized the importance of all statements condemning this attack and dencouncing all acts of violence, and encouraged all sides to work to lower tension, reject violence, avoid all provocations and seek a path toward peace.
The Council's members' reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
Moreover, they reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.
They extended condolences and sympathies to the family of the victim of this heinous act and to the Palestinian leadership and people and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of this deplorable act to justice.
Late on Friday, the Palestinian Leadership in a statement decided to contact Arab countries to draft a UNSC resolution that would condemn the "Jewish settlers' crimes and acts of terrorism, as well as the expansion of settlements."