PA envoy denounces Israel's 'malicious assault' at UNSC

The Palestinian Authority's UN envoy, Riyad Mansour, told the Security Council on Thursday that "Once again the international community is witness to Israel's malicious onslaught, using the most lethal military means and illegal measures against the defenseless Palestinian civilian population."


He urged the council to act. "A direct firm message must be sent to Israel to cease immediately its military campaign against the Palestinian people and to abide ... by its obligations under international law," Mansour said, according to a text of his statement distributed to reporters. (Reuters)